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decadence - decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent
oust - expel; drive out; force out; N. ouster: ousting
dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
credo - creed
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
ruminate - chew over and over (mentally or, like cows, physically); mull over(ponder)
chuckle - laugh quietly
precinct - division of a city for election or police purposes; precincts: space that surrounds a building; Ex. precincts of the college
paroxysm - fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst
subsidiary - serving to assist; subordinate; secondary; of a subsidy; N.