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dissolution - disintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals; sensual indulgence; debauchery; ADJ. dissolute: lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life
prestige - respect or admiration; impression produced by achievements or reputation; ADJ: causing admiration; ADJ. prestigious: having prestige
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
agnostic - one who is skeptical of the existence or knowability of a god or any ultimate reality
tenacity - firmness; persistence
acquiesce - assent; agree passively; comply without protest
eclipse - darken; extinguish; outshine; surpass; cause an eclipse
penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
disclaim - disown; renounce claim to; deny; CF. disclaimer
ulterior - intentionally hidden; beyond what is evident; situated beyond; unstated and often questionable; Ex. ulterior motive