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decadence - decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent
oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
outgoing - sociable; eager to mix socially with others
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
brook - tolerate; endure; Ex. brook no interference; N: small stream
prudent - cautious; careful; prudential
dutiful - (duteous) (of people or their behavior) respectful; obedient (filled with a sense of duty)
optimist - person who looks on the bright side; N. optimism
corrosive - eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce