1. decreasing becoming less or smaller
  2. degradation a change to a lower state
  3. courtesan a woman who cohabits with an important man
  4. cortisone a corticosteroid hormone (trade name Cortone Acetate) normally produced by the adrenal cortex; is converted to hydrocortisone
  5. decrease a change downward
  6. Tsaritsyn a city in the European part of Russia on the Volga
  7. decreased made less in size or amount or degree
  8. cretonne an unglazed heavy fabric
  9. secretin a gastrointestinal hormone that stimulates the secretion of water and bicarbonate from the pancreas and bile ducts whenever the stomach empties too much acid into the small intestine
  10. secretase a set of enzymes believed to snip pieces off a longer protein producing fragments of amyloid protein that bunch up and create amyloid protein plaques in brain tissue (the pathological hallmark of Alzheimer's)
  11. decrepitation the crackling or breaking up of certain crystals when they are heated
  12. reticent reluctant to draw attention to yourself
  13. Cartesian of or relating to Rene Descartes or his works
  14. cretin a person of subnormal intelligence
  15. Richardson British stage and screen actor noted for playing classic roles (1902-1983)
  16. Tetrazzini a pasta dish with cream sauce and mushrooms
  17. decrescendo (music) a gradual decrease in loudness
  18. recrudescence a return of something after a period of abatement
  19. decreed fixed or established especially by order or command
  20. recrudescent the revival of an unfortunate situation after a period of abatement

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