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::: penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
::: exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
::: deterrent - something that discourages or deters
::: gracious - kind in a generous way (to someone less important)
::: corrosive - eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce
::: martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
::: altruistic - unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism
::: sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
::: livid - lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
::: perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity