Twelve Angry Men Vocab

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premeditate

consider, ponder, or plan (an action) beforehand

conceivable

able to be pictured mentally and believed

defendant

a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law

prosecution

The side in a court case that pursues formal charges against a criminal to final judgment.

blunder

a serious mistake

coroner

a public official who investigates by inquest any death not due to natural causes

bickering

arguing

unanimous

being in complete agreement

hung jury

a jury that cannot reach a verdict

verdict

the decision a jury makes in a trial; the decision said by the jury

foreman

the man who heads and speaks for the jury

sadist

someone who obtains pleasure from inflicting pain on others

acquit

to find the defendent innocent ("not guilty")

antagonize

to make someone to become hostile or unfriendly

abstain

To choose not to do something

belligerently

in a hostile or angry manner

discrepancy

a fault or error noted between conflicting facts or claims

el

a subway train that runs on tracks elevated a few stories above street level

bigot

a person who is completely intolerant of any different group, race, religion, belief or opinion

ensuing

following; coming afterward

flimsy

weak and thin

insignificant

a very small detail that has little or no importance

intimidate

threaten, frighten into submission

meek

quiet, submissive, gentle

monopoly

the exclusive control or possession of (a business)

mugging

a physical attack to take money or goods from someone

naive

having or showing a lack of experience or judgment; credulous (gullible)

pantomime

acting without words

preliminary

preceding before the main part; introductory or initial

proposition

a deal; bargain

rapport

relationship, especially one of mutual trust or emotional liking

reflectively

with insight and deep thought

refugee

a person who flees one country and seeks safety somewhere else

stereotyping

putting people into groups and making assumptions based on race, religion, nationality, physical appearance, social class or some other easily identifiable characteristic

sheepishly

with embarrassment

tenement

a large apartment building offering only the basics, usually located in an urban setting

writhing

squirming, moving in twisting movements

convict

to find the defendant guilty of a crime

alibi

an excuse used by the defendant to prove he/she was elsewhere when the crime was committed

homicide

the killing of one person by another

deliberate

to consider and discuss carefully

perjury

the act of lying under oath in court

cross-examine

to question a witness who has already testified for the opposite side

plead the Fifth

to refuse to testify when doing so might incriminate oneself (witness) in a crime

double jeopardy

rule that a person cannot be tried twice for the same crime

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