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General words for crimes

crime

noun

an illegal activity or action

case

noun

a crime that the police are trying to solve

count

noun

each crime that someone is charged with

illegality

noun

behavior or actions that are illegal

crime

noun

illegal activities in general

offense

noun

a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment

attempt

noun

an illegal act, such as an attack on someone, that is unsuccessful

criminality

noun

criminal actions

law-breaking

noun

misdeed

noun

an action that is wrong or illegal

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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skanky

very unpleasant or dirty

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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