Tragedy and Travesty

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Tragedy and Travesty :

“Travesty" has farcical connotations; it’s actually related to “transvestite."

A disaster that could be described as a farce or a degraded imitation may be called a travesty:

“The trial—since the defense lawyer slept through most of it—was a travesty of justice."

A tragedy is an altogether more serious matter.

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