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13 Crime and Punishment

ruination

the state of being destroyed

promissory

expressing intent to pay

curtsy

A woman's or girl's formal greeting made by bending the knees with one foot in front of the other

debauchery

moral corruption
indulgence in sexual pleasures

penitentiary

prison (for people who have committed serious crimes)

regiment

a military unit, smaller than a division

abjectness

extremely bad, degrading, unpleasant

effusion

flow under pressure

charlatan

one who acts like he/she is knowledgeable but isn't
a fraud

inexplicable

incapable of being explained or accounted for

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