In his remarks before sentencing, the judge said that the shocking depravity of the convict's crime merited the harshest punishment.
de (completely)#pravus (crooked) (Latin)
people are deprived of their basic amenities because of the extreme corruption existing among the goverment employees Depravity: Think of "deprive". When people are deprived, they tend to head for corruption. Deprave sounds like DePray. opposite of PRAYER. Corruption "depravity" sounds like "rave party". which is attended by corrupt people whose minds are filled with wicked ideas!!