anteclimax vs anticlimax :

anteclimax or anticlimax

When an exciting build-up leads to a disappointing end, the result is an anticlimax—the opposite of a climax. The prefix “anti-” is used to indicate opposition whereas the prefix “ante-” is used to indicate that something precedes something else; so be careful not to misspell this word “anteclimax.”

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  • n  a disappointing decline after a previous rise
    the anticlimax of a brilliant career
  • n  a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one
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  • Montoya knew his tenure with Ganassi was coming to an end
    BROOKLYN, Mich.-- By the time Juan Pablo Montoya got the official word that he was out of Earnhardt Ganassi Racing’s No. 42 Chevrolet at the end of the 2013 season, it was almost an anticlimax. For months, Montoya had known the parting was coming, and he had already begun to explore other options. "I think I knew from quite a while ago, to be honest with you," Montoya told ... Keep reading
    Aug. 17, 2013 -