Worse to better

degradation
(n)
deg-rǝ-DAY-shǝn
Meaning

1. debasement; degeneration; lowering; decline in quality

1st Sample Sentence

1. The shrinking of wildlife habitats and the degradation of wildlife can been seen in the fact that nowadays bears can often be spotted eating trash.

2nd Meaning

2. humiliation; loss of dignity

2nd Sample Sentence

2. Poverty is a degradation to which no human being should have to be subject.

Mnemonics

de (means less)+grad. so when you get less GRADS in your exam. you see humiliation from all sides.

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