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Word: penology

Definition: study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation


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::: concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
::: maneuver - (manoeuver) strategic military or naval movement (done for training purposes); carefully planned process; stratagem; V: carry out a military maneuver; use maneuvers in gaining an end
::: catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
::: debutante - young woman making formal entrance into society
::: venerable - deserving high respect; commanding respect; CF. command: deserve and get
::: prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
::: repertoire - list of works of music, drama, etc., a performer is prepared to present; CF. repertory
::: mellifluous - (of words or a voice) sweetly or smoothly flowing; melodious; having a pleasant tune
::: perforate - pierce; put a hole through
::: sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners