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penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
disapprobation - disapproval; condemnation
apolitical - having an aversion or lack of concern for political affairs
miscreant - wretch; wrongdoer; villain; Ex. kindness to the miscreant; CF. believe
detrimental - harmful; damaging; N. detriment
repartee - quick clever reply
intimidate - frighten; N. intimidation
sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
dishearten - discourage
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.