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penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
apathy - lack of caring; indifference; lack of concern or interest in important matters; Ex. He was sunk in apathy after his failure; ADJ. apathetic
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
brawl - noisy quarrel
depreciate - lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
sanguinary - bloody; with much bloodshed
misadventure - mischance; ill luck; Ex. death by misadventure
inclement - stormy; unkind; unmerciful; CF. clement
provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation