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turpitude
(n)
TUR-pi-tyood
Meaning

depravity; wickedness; extreme moral badness

1st Sample Sentence

The judge said in his ruling that because of the murderer's exceptional turpitude he was sentencing him to life in prison with no possibility of parole.

Root

turpis (vile, physically ugly, base, unsightly, morally ugly, scandalous, shameful) (Latin)

Synonyms

depravity, turpitude

Mnemonics

TAPORI ATTITUDE. I hpe nw its easy turpitude = turbid attitude so a depraved act. TURPITUDE and RECTITUDE are rhyming words with opposite meanings. Turpitude refers to wickedness while Rectitude refers to correctness of behavior, upright and honest. The first word that comes with my association with TURPITUDE is TORPEDO. torpedo is similar as it is destructive too

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