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convicted

محکوم

2

hardened

If you describe someone as hardened, you mean that they have had so much experience of something bad or unpleasant that they are no longer affected by it in the way that other people would be.
...hardened criminals.
...hardened politicians.

3

petty

before noun] DISAPPROVING unimportant and not worth giving attention to:
Prisoners complain that they are subjected to too many petty rules and restrictions.

4

vandal

a person who intentionally damages property belonging to other people:
Vandals smashed windows and overturned cars in the downtown shopping district.

5

drifter

If you describe someone as a drifter, you mean that they do not stay in one place or in one job for very long.

6

parole

permission for someone to leave prison, on the condition that they promise to behave well
on parole
 He was released on parole after serving two years.
 She will become eligible for parole in 19 months.ازادى مشروط

7

non-custodial

If someone who has been found guilty of a crime or offence is given a non-custodial sentence, their punishment does not involve going to prison. (FORMAL)
...non-custodial punishments for minor criminals.

8

atrocious

of very bad quality:
an atrocious film/piece of acting
The weather has been atrocious all week.
Conditions in the prison were atrocious.

9

hostile

unfriendly and not liking or agreeing with something:
a hostile crowd
The President had a hostile reception in Ohio this morning.
I'm not hostile to (= against) the idea of change as such.مخالف،خصومت امیز

10

appalling

\/-ˈpɑː-/
adjective
1 shocking and very bad:
appalling injuries
Prisoners were kept in the most appalling conditions.

11

trivial

unimportant details or information:
She has an encyclopedic knowledge of pop trivia.
I'm fascinated by the trivia of everyday life.

12

lenient

not as severe or strong in punishment or judgment as would be expected:
They believe that judges are too lenient with terrorist suspects.
In view of the quantity of drugs involved, 16 years was the most lenient sentence (= punishment) the judge could impose.بامدارا،اسان گیر،ملایم

13

condone

-ˈdoʊn/
verb [T]
to accept or allow behaviour that is wrong:
If the government is seen to condone violence, the bloodshed will never stop.چشم پوشى کردن از،اغماض کردن
،بخشیدن

I cannot condone the use of violence under any circumstances.