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penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
contest - dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
mortician - undertaker; CF. death
frolic - play and jump about happily; frisk; Ex. frolicking young lambs
plausible - conceivably true; having a show of truth but open to doubt; specious
diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
hummock - small hill; hillock
append - attach