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degenerate
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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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
  • It was evident that the race had degenerated, like many a noble race besides, in consequence of too strict a watchfulness to keep it pure.
    Chapter 6 — Maule's Well (26% in)

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