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 for decadency
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Decadence \De*ca"dence\, Decadency \De*ca"den*cy\, n. [LL.
     decadentia; L. de- + cadere to fall: cf. F. d['e]cadence. See
     Decay.]
     A falling away; decay; deterioration; declension. "The old
     castle, where the family lived in their decadence." --Sir W.
     Scott.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  decadency
      n 1: the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
           [syn: degeneracy, degeneration, decadence,
           decadency]

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