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degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
grandeur - impressiveness; stateliness; majesty
contaminate - pollute
allocate - assign; set apart for a particular purpose
rally - come or bring together; call up or summon (forces, vital powers, etc.); revive or recuperate (after illness or difficulty); N: act of rallying; mass gathering
intransigence - refusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
homily - sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic
plenary - (of power) complete; full; fully attended by all qualified members; Ex. plenary power