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Word: penology

Definition: study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation


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::: centrifuge - machine that separates substances by whirling them
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::: escapade - prank; flighty conduct; reckless adventure that disobeys rules
::: plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
::: arroyo - gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater
::: pervert - corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
::: taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
::: convulsion - violent uncontrollable shaking movement (caused by illness); V. convulse; ADJ. convulsive
::: concurrent - happening at the same time; in agreement