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recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
libretto - text of an opera or oratorio; CF. book
indignation - anger at an injustice; Ex. righteous indignation; ADJ. indignant
demean - disgrace; humiliate; debase in dignity; behave
ingenious - marked by inventive skill; clever; resourceful; N. ingenuity
atrocity - brutal deed; ADJ. atrocious
effective - effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
abrogate - abolish
steep - soak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous