1. decadence the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
  2. decadency the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
  3. decadent relating to indulgence in something pleasurable
  4. Thecodontia extinct terrestrial reptiles having teeth set in sockets
  5. deck tennis game played mainly on board ocean liners
  6. cadence the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  7. cadenza a solo passage occurring near the end of a piece of music
  8. tendency an inclination to do something
  9. cadency a recurrent rhythmical series
  10. doggedness persistent determination
  11. decoding the act of converting coded text into plain text
  12. tectonics the branch of geology studying the folding and faulting of the earth's crust
  13. tectonic pertaining to the structure or movement of the earth's crust
  14. adequateness the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily: "he questioned the adequacy of the usual sentimental interpretation of the Golden Rule"
  15. decolonize grant independence to a former dependency
  16. reactance opposition to the flow of electric current resulting from inductance and capacitance (rather than resistance)
  17. guidance the act of showing the way
  18. decolonise grant independence to (a former colony)
  19. decade a period of 10 years
  20. Zigadenus genus of mostly North American poisonous plants