alibi

an excuse that shows someone was not at a crime scene

tapestry

a heavy textile with a woven design

paraphernalia

equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.

functional

designed for or capable of a particular function or use

adjourned

Suspended or closed indefinitely or until a later time

wary

cautious

transcript

a written or typewritten copy

sprawling

spread out carelessly

obsequious

attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

remission

a period in which symptoms and signs stop or abate

protruding

sticking out

soothsayer

a person who is able to predict the future, seer

burly

Big and strongly built

chronic

having a habit of long standing

covetousness

extreme greed for material wealth

culled

chose, selected

elude

avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

grimaced

a facial expression, often ugly or contorted, that indicates disapproval, pain, etc.

penance

voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing

arsenal

a place where arms are manufactured, a military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of arms

composure

steadiness of mind under stress

derelicts

a penniless person who is homeless, jobless, and abandoned by others

distracted

unable to concentrate or focus

faltered

hesitated or stumbled

meticulous

extremely careful; particular about details

shard

a fragment

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