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degenerate
used in Frankenstein

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to grow worse; or describing a person or situation that is worse in the sense of deviating from what is socially acceptable
  • I heard of the slothful Asiatics, of the stupendous genius and mental activity of the Grecians, of the wars and wonderful virtue of the early Romans—of their subsequent degenerating—of the decline of that mighty empire, of chivalry, Christianity, and kings.
    Chapter 13 (60% in)

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