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squalor

[skwol-er, skwaw-ler] /ˈskwɒl ər, ˈskwɔ lər/
noun
1.
the condition of being squalid; filth and misery.
Origin of squalor
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin squālor dirtiness, equivalent to squāl(ēre) to be dirty, encrusted + -or -or1
Synonyms
wretchedness.
Antonyms
splendor.
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squalor

/ˈskwɒlə/
noun
1.
the condition or quality of being squalid; disgusting dirt and filth
Word Origin
C17: from Latin
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n.

1620s, "state or condition of being miserable and dirty," from Latin squalor, related to squalere "be filthy" (see squalid).

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