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credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
kudos - honor; glory; acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement
preamble - introductory statement
cull - pick out from others (to kill the weakest members); reject; select; collect (information); N.
suffragist - advocate of the extension of voting rights (for women); CF. suffrage
benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
dormant - sleeping; temporarily inactive; lethargic; latent
penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
quagmire - bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself