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excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
backslide - revert (to bad habits); N. reverter
swill - drink greedily
wallow - roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury
dismantle - take apart; disassemble
opulence - extreme wealth; luxuriousness; abundance; ADJ. opulent: possessing great wealth; abundant
benefactor - gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
detonation - explosion
precedent - preceding (in time, rank, etc.)