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penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
expertise - specialized knowledge (in a particular field); expert skill
condiments - seasonings; spices
precipitous - steep; overhasty; precipitate
witless - lacking intelligence or wit; foolish; idiotic
disport - amuse; Ex. disport oneself; CF. divert
lachrymose - producing tears; tearful
levitate - rise and float in the air (especially by magical means); CF. light