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::: penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
::: wangle - achieve by cleverness or trick; wiggle out; fake; Ex. She tried to wangle an invitation to the party.
::: erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
::: contention - assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition
::: libidinous - lustful
::: tarnish - make or become dull or discolored; N.
::: haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
::: continence - self-restraint; sexual chastity; sexual abstinence; voluntary control over bladder and bowel functions; ADJ. continent
::: idiosyncrasy - individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic
::: overweening - arrogant; presumptuous