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GRE Word List


study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation

The meaning of the word penology is study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation.

Random words

waylayambush; lie in wait for and attack
abstainrefrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote
featuredistinctive part of the faces (as the eyes or mouth); features: overall appearance of the face; prominent or distinctive quality; prominent article; film; V: make prominent
penetrateenter into; pierce; permeate; see through; grasp the inner significance of; understand
morguemortuary; place where bodies are kept before burial or cremation
mannerismdistinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)
sageperson celebrated for wisdom; wise person; ADJ: wise
ethereallike a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
significantexpressing a meaning; important; Ex. significant smile; N. significance: importance; meaning; V. signify: denote; mean; signal; make known; matter; be significant
sophisticatedworldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate