GRE Word List

RECIDIVISM

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

The meaning of the word recidivism is habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist.

Random words

WordMeaning
wretchmiserable person; bad or despicable person; ADJ. wretched: miserable; bad; contemptible; vile
obviatemake unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need
exposepublic revelation of something discreditable
narrativerelated to telling a story; N: narrated account; story; V. narrate: tell (a story); CF. narration
spurnreject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
immaculatespotless; flawless; absolutely clean
rebatereturn of part of a payment; discount; V.
regenerationspiritual rebirth; Ex. regeneration of the prisoners; V. regenerate: give or obtain new life; reform spiritually
confineshut in an enclosed space; restrict; keep within limits; N. confinement
impiousirreverent