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etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
welter - confusion; turmoil; confused mass; bewildering jumble; Ex. welter of data
reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
sojourn - temporary stay; V: stay for a time
invert - turn upside down or inside out; reverse the position or condition of
expropriate - take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
deify - turn into a god; make a god of; idolize; Ex. Kings were deified; CF. deity
litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
dormant - sleeping; temporarily inactive; lethargic; latent