“So today in class my teacher kept talking about the dénouement , and so finally I had to ask her what she meant, and then I was like, ‘Ohhhh the de-now-ment!’ Because that’s like, how my teacher pronounced it when she taught it to me.”

If any teacher is telling you that it’s pronounced de-now-ment (how would you even get that from the spelling?), there’s a problem.