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Word: penology

Definition: study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation


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::: ensconce - settle comfortably; place comfortably (in a secure place)
::: pronounced - distinct; very noticeable; Ex. pronounced limp
::: skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
::: nomadic - wandering; N. nomad: tribe who migrates from place to place
::: litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
::: pedigree - ancestry; lineage
::: exhort - urge (by strong argument or advice); Ex. The general exhorted his men to fight bravely; N. exhortation
::: headlong - hasty; rash; headfirst; ADV.
::: authoritarian - subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
::: denigrate - blacken; defame