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discount - disregard; regard (a story or news) as unimportant; deduct from a cost
penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
headfirst - moving with the head leading; headlong
grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
rankle - irritate; fester; annoy
pachyderm - thick-skinned animal
immolate - offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)
fortitude - bravery; courage; strength of mind
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
stolid - dull; impassive; showing little emotion when strong feelings are expected