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watershed

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a point in a chain of events at which an important change (as in one's fortunes) occurs
  • a watershed moment in her life came when she inherited a reasonable sum of money and was able to start her own coffee shop

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watershed

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“Watershed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/watershed. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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