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Word: recidivism

Definition: habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist


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::: churlish - boorish; rude; N. churl: boor; yahoo
::: migrant - changing its habitat; wandering; Ex. migrant birds/workers; N: one that migrates
::: anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
::: invoke - call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
::: bacchanal - noisy party with a lot of drinking
::: sanctimonious - displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety
::: disconsolate - hopelessly sad (at the loss of something)
::: patois - local or provincial dialect
::: abyss - enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit
::: solace - comfort in sorrow or trouble; consolation; V: comfort or console in time of sorrow or trouble