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inveterate

adjective uk   /ɪnˈvet.ər.ət/ us    /-ˈvet̬.ɚ-/ usually disapproving
an inveterate liar, gambler, etc. someone who does something very often and cannot stop doing it: I never trust anything he says - the man's an inveterate liar.
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