But the story of Herman Melville, as portrayed by his wife, Lizzie, is that of decadence.
The collection was unmistakably Cavalli, and whether one finds his decadence enthralling or offputting, he stands by it.
Many accused party leaders of excessive wealth and decadence filled with liquor and women.
1540s, from Middle French décadence (early 15c.), from Medieval Latin decadentia "decay," from decadentem (nominative decadens) "decaying," present participle of decadere "to decay," from Latin de- "apart, down" (see de-) + cadere "to fall" (see case (n.1)). Used of periods in art since 1852, on French model.