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Topic: progeny
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 3:54:14 PM
Can be both singular or plural.
Topic: Is "dominant" the right word?
Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 7:13:01 PM
In some senses, dominant describes an advantage that is given, whereas predominant describes an advantage that is taken. It's a very subtle distinction, though, and as in much of English, it's often better to prefer the shorter word to avoid sounding pompous.
Topic: putrefaction
Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 4:57:49 PM
"Moral putrefaction" is a metaphor. The ground of the metaphor is rotting organic matter, particularly animal matter. The given synonyms deprivation, depravity, and degeneracy are synonyms of the metaphor, not of the basic meaning of the word putrefaction. "Corruption" is the closest synonym, because one of its alternative meanings is rot.

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