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::: stratified - divided into classes; arranged into strata; V. stratify
::: frugality - thrift; economy; ADJ. frugal: practicing economy; costing little; inexpensive
::: avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
::: fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
::: ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
::: penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
::: caldron - (cauldron) large kettle
::: schematic - of a schema or scheme; relating to an outline or diagram; using a system of symbols; N. schema: diagrammatic representation; outline
::: errant - wandering (esp. in search of adventure); straying from proper moral standards; Ex. knight-errant
::: pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.