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Monkeys - Habituate

Feed a wild monkey, and you may alter its reproductive cycle.
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This week's word in the news: SICKOUT

DEFINITION:
A joint action by a group of employees claiming illness and not reporting for work in order to force the granting of certain demands; specif., such an action by a group forbidden by law to strike.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Detroit Public Schools will not be on the hook to pay more than $300,000 in legal fees to sue two teachers for what the district claims was their roles in instigating massive teacher sickouts earlier in the year.
The Detroit News -- 07/25/2016