PRONUNCIATION: (ri-SID-uh-viz-ehm)

MEANING: noun: Relapsing (into smoking, crime, etc.), especially repeatedly.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin re- (again) + cadere (to fall). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kad- (to fall), which is also the source of cadence, cascade, casualty, cadaver, chance, chute, accident, occident, decay, and casuistry . Earliest documented use: 1884.


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RECIDIVISM - Falling Back again (changing from Daylight Savings to Standard Time)


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REBIDIVISM - irresistable over-optimism in a Bridge-player