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decadence - decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent
demean - disgrace; humiliate; debase in dignity; behave
misogynist - hater of woman; CF. misogyny
supplicate - petition humbly; pray to grant a favor
limbo - region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang); Ex. Purgatory and Limbo
placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
improvident - thriftless; not providing for the future
languid - lacking energy or vitality; weary; sluggish; listless