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Word: penology

Definition: study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation


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::: tortuous - winding; full of curves; Ex. tortuous mountain road
::: dispatch - speediness; prompt execution; message sent with all due speed; V: send to a specified destination; finish promptly; kill
::: drone - idle person who lives on other people's work; male bee
::: anthology - book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibus
::: bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
::: supplicant - one who supplicates; ADJ.
::: hereafter - life after death