The New York Times Editorial (If Addiction Is a Disease, Why Is Relapsing a Crime?) – May 30, 2018

The New York Times Editorial (If Addiction Is a Disease, Why Is Relapsing a Crime?) – May 30, 2018

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Advanced Word List-2 for The New York Times Editorial (If Addiction Is a Disease, Why Is Relapsing a Crime?) – May 30, 2018:

  1. probation (noun) – trial period, test period.
  2. larceny (noun) – theft, stealing, robbery.
  3. abstain (verb) – refrain, desist/refuse, give up.
  4. tantamount (adjective) – equivalent to, virtually the same as, comparable to/amount to.
  5. relapse (verb) – get ill again, get worsen/weaken (of someone’s condition).
  6. usher in (phrasal verb) – signal, mark the start of/pave the way for, begin/initiate.
  7. chronic (adjective) – persistent, long-term, incurable.; continuing or happening again and again for a long time.
  8. opioid (noun) – mind-altering drug, pain reliever; a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic drug such as fentanyl and pain relievers available legally by prescription.
  9. sobriety (noun) – the state of being sober: not influenced by alcohol or drugs.
  10. rationally (adverb) – logically, sensibly, coherently.
  11. impair (verb) – damage, diminish, weaken.
  12. sheer (adjective)  -utter, complete, out and out.
  13. free will (noun) – volition, independence, self-determination.
  14. colossal (adjective) – huge, massive, very large.
  15. carrot and stick policy (phrase) – a policy approach that offers both a reward and threat of punishment.
  16. thwart (verb) – prevent, block, impede/hinder.
  17. breed (verb) – cause/create, produce, generate.
  18. absurdity (noun) – ridiculousness, pointlessness, stupidity.
  19. profound (adjective) – intense, extreme, acute.
  20. craving (noun) – strong desire, appetite, longing.
  21. far and away (phrase) – by far, by a great amount.
  22. incarceration (noun) – imprisonment, confinement, detention.
  23. taper off (phrasal verb) – decrease, lessen, dwindle (gradually).
  24. be part and parcel of (phrase) – be an important aspect/feature of.
  25. remission (noun) – reduction in (a prison’s) sentence.

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