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degeneracy

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2 a sinking to a state of low moral standards and behavior
  • the degeneracy of the family into a gang of petty thieves

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The first known use of degeneracy was in 1664

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“Degeneracy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/degeneracy. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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