Grissom, Totenberg, Garringer, and Krikorian Vocabulary

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legislature

(n)- the government body that makes, changes, and repeals laws.

culpable

(adj) deserving blame

impulsive

(adj) rash; reckless

invalidate

(v) to prove that an idea or argument is wrong

parole

(n) early release from prison

homicide

(n) the killing of a person

juvenile

(n) a young person; (adj) relating to a young person

consensus

(n) agreement

impose

(v) to set as something to be obeyed or endured

mandatory

(adj) required

sway

(v) to change

defendant

(n) the person who has been accused of a crime in a trial

invoke

(v) to declare to be in effect (a law, rule, etc); to call on (a deity, etc)

leniency

(n) the quality of being tolerant, forgiving, or indulgent

indifference

(n) lack of interest or concern

accomplice

(n) a person who knowingly helps another in a crime or wrongdoing

felony

(n) a serious crime, usually punished with over a year of imprisonment, such as burglary or murder.

prosecute

(v) to begin legal action against a person accused of committing a crime.
(N) prosecutor: the lawyer or attorney attempting to prove that someone accused of a crime is in fact guilty

perceive

(v) to become aware or conscious of something; come to realize or understand

inadequacy

(n) insufficiency; lack of necessary quantity or number

rhetoric

(n) language designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect on its audience

rationale

(n) the reasons or principals used to arrive at a decision

reliability

(n) the ability to depend on, as for accuracy, honesty, etc

vulnerable

(adj) exposed or susceptible to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally

defective

(adj) imperfect or faulty

malleable

(adj) easily influenced

rehabilitation

(n) the process of helping someone return to good health or have a useful life through therapy and education

repudiate

(v) to refuse to accept or be associated with; deny the truth or validity of something

competent

(adj) having the necessary ability, knowledge, or skill to do something successfully

impaired

(adj) damaged, weakened

inherent

(adj) a quality that sis inherent is something is a natural part of it and cannot be separated from it

manifest

(v) to appear or to become easy to see

credible

(adj) believable or trustworthy

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