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Pat’s Word of the Day: Recidivist

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Human rights activists have asserted that high recidivism rates fuel an engine from which many individuals and corporations profit. Illustration by Mr. Fish and courtesy of Popular Resistance.

WRBH Volunteer and Resident Wordsmith Pat Ammon brings us a featured word of the day each Wednesday. Today’s word is…

Recidivist
/rəˈsidəvəst/
adj:

a tendency to lapse into a previous pattern of behavior, especially a tendency to return to criminal habits.

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