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chronic
used in Unbroken - adapted for young adults

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Definition
of something bad:  long-lasting or happening all the time — especially of disease
  • Among the POWs was a chronically filthy, ingenious kleptomaniac named Mansfield.
    p. 194.8
  • As a chronic troublemaker, a failing student, and a suspect Italian, Louie knew he was just the sort of rogue eugenicists would want to cull.
    p. 12.6

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