decadency

noun
dec·​a·​den·​cy | \ ˈde-kə-dᵊn-sē How to pronounce decadency (audio) also di-ˈkā- \

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a novel that examines the decadency of a group of overprivileged teens in an affluent suburb

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1632, in the meaning defined above

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“Decadency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decadency. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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