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::: acclimate - adjust to climate or environment; adapt
::: recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
::: usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
::: exemplary - serving as a model; outstanding; Ex. exemplary punishment/behavior; N. exemplar: typical example; model
::: tribulation - suffering; ordeal; distress; trial
::: dirge - funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)
::: aspire - seek to attain (position or status); long for; Ex. aspire to become president; Ex. aspire to/after the leadership
::: marvel - To become filled with wonder or astonishment; N. One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder.
::: pragmatic - practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill
::: badger - pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal