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Word: penology

Definition: study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation

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::: rigor - severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
::: ordinance - decree; authoritative order
::: unassailable - not open to attack; impregnable; not subject to question
::: discriminate - distinguish; make distinctions on the basis of preference
::: carafe - glass water bottle; decanter
::: verve - enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor
::: procrastinate - postpone; delay or put off
::: brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
::: indices - signs; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
::: spate - sudden flood or rush; Ex. spate of accidents