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relegate - put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
throb - (of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently; N. Ex. hearthrob: heartbeat; sweetheart
solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
modicum - limited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
depravity - extreme corruption; wickedness; V. deprave
debase - degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N. debasement
remit - transmit (money) in payment; free someone from a debt or punishment
propriety - fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
thematic - of a theme; relating to a unifying motif or idea
detrimental - harmful; damaging; N. detriment