Recidivism is the tendency of a person to return back to a known bad behaviour and inveteracy
is that behavioural outcome, i.
But as the mind does not exist unless leagued with the soul, therefore it must have been that, in Ahab's case, yielding up all his thoughts and fancies to his one supreme purpose; that purpose, by its own sheer inveteracy
of will, forced itself against gods and devils into a kind of self-assumed, independent being of its own.
He therefore takes the thoughts of others (whether contemporaries or not) out of their mouths, and is content to make them his own, to set his stamp upon them, by imparting to them a more meretricious gloss, a higher relief, a greater loftiness of tone, and a characteristic inveteracy
He was to be seen for a year on the Salem wharves, smoking the best tobacco and eying the seaward horizon with an inveteracy
which superficial minds interpreted as a sign of repentance.
Myles Cooper, an Anglican priest and the college's president, complained in 1770 that Presbyterian opposition to the institution "hath been continued, without interruption, to this very day, with much Resentment, Inveteracy
, and Malice.
Winning, as Halifax remind everyone in Division Three, also encourages a trend towards inveteracy