depraver


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de·prave

 (dĭ-prāv′)
tr.v. de·praved, de·prav·ing, de·praves
To debase, especially morally; corrupt. See Synonyms at corrupt.

[Middle English depraven, to corrupt, from Old French depraver, from Latin dēprāvāre : dē-, de- + prāvus, crooked.]

dep′ra·va′tion (dĕp′rə-vā′shən) n.
de·prav′er n.
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Nous assistons a une inertie dangereuse, qui veut cantonner la chose politique, la deprecier et la depraver pour la mettre entre quelques mains puissantes qui en tiennent les ficelles et les reines, et combattent, dans l'obscurite et des fois en plein jour, toute alternative de progres social et democratique qui remettrait en cause leurs interets egoistes, et ce en recourant a des supports de presse museles mais consentants a reproduire tous les mensonges possibles.
Oh God--it's up to me to save her; I'll never let that base depraver Corrupt her youthful heart with lies, With honeyed words and heated sighs, Or have that noxious worm devour My lovely lily, stalk and blade, Or watch this two-day blossom fade, When it has yet to fully flower; A pair of pistols--nothing more Shall instantly decide the score.