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penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
recourse - resorting to help when in trouble; Ex. without recourse to
auspicious - favoring success; giving signs of future success; Cf. auspices
assimilate - absorb; take (food) into the body and digest it; understand (knowledge) completely and be able to use properly; cause to become homogeneous (the people of a country or race in the wasy of behaving or thinking)
apogee - highest point; the point farthest from the earth; OP. perigee
aerie - (aery,eyrie,eyry) nest of a large bird of prey
exegesis - explanation, especially of biblical(of the bible) passages
refectory - dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)
devolve - deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to