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used in Things Fall Apart

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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
  • How then could he have begotten a son like Nwoye, degenerate and effeminate?
    p. 153.6
degenerate = different from what is socially acceptable

(editor's note:  In this context, effeminate means unmanly.)
There are no more uses of "degenerate" in Things Fall Apart.

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