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 (dĕk′ə-dən-sē, dĭ-kād′n-)
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Noun1.decadency - the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
abasement, abjection, degradation - a low or downcast state; "each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken
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He added adding that in spite of the increasing financial efforts of the Nigerian government to reduce the level of decadency in the infrastructural state of the federal institutions, funds remain inadequate to satisfy the 150 federal institutions in the country.
The names of just about all the transported men have been established with varying degrees of accuracy and for each there is an entry composed of surname and forenames, residences listed by state, date of first known appearance in New England records, years of birth and death, based on evidence contemporary with the man, together with notes on his later life, employment, family history and decadency, sometimes down to the present day.
Their narratives of religious piety, imbued with fear and anxiety over moral decadency, are the ideational foundation for the popular support of conservative policies such as the by-law to ban dating in Purwakarta where the local government went as far as to install cameras to monitor social interactions in public spaces.
Everything is rotten in the state of Denmark, as Shakespeare explored the reason in the age of decadency and fall in 16th and 17th century Europe.
The combination of floral and trunk decadency is a display that brightens any landscape.