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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

offence

noun

a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment

illegality

noun

behaviour or actions that are illegal

crime

noun

illegal activities in general

attempt

noun

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

criminality

noun

criminal actions

malfeasance

noun

illegal actions

misdeed

noun

an action that is wrong or illegal

SOLE

… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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ruck

a fight

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bankster

a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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