Word Wealth Part 2, Unit 5

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66 terms · Ah, the wealth of words...

allege

to declare or assert

arraign

to call before a court, summon to trial

bequeath

to give or bestow in one's will

disburse

to pay out, expend (money)

encroach

to intrude, trespass

exonerate

to clear from blame or guilt

incriminate

to involve or implicate in a crime

actuary

an insurance analyst and statistician

alibi

the claim of having been elsewhere when an offense was committed

debenture

interest-bearing bond, voucher of indebtedness

increment

an increase (usually at specific intervals)

libel

written or printed defamation

litigation

a lawsuit, or legal disputation

option

a choice or a right of choice

solvency

ability to meet all financial obligations

bereavement

loss or desolation, especially be death

condolence

formal expression of sympathy

dirge

a funeral hymn, a song or poem of grief

epitaph

a tombstone inscription

interment

burial

felony

major crime

bail

bond guaranteeing her will return for trial

docket

calendar of cases to be tried

process of prosecution

felony, imprisonment, arraignment, plead, detention/bail, docket, prosecutor/defense attorney, verdict, acquit/convict, sentence

intestate

without a will

probate

testing by the court

expend

less technical than disburse

pay

less formal than disburse

reimburse

to pay someone back

bourse

stock exchange

bursar

treasurer

invade

to move in like a hostile army, disregarding the rights and wishes of the victim

infringe

to violate someone's rights/privileges, especially in a patent

presumee

to take upon yourself to say/do something not ordinarily permissible

arrogate

to seize control boldly

absolve

to release someone from consequences

acquit

to clear a person after his innocence is proved

exculpate

to free someone from blame either bc he was not guilty/ bc he was justified in what he did

discrimination

skill/prejudice in observing differences

recrimination

counter-accusation

actuate

to put in operation

actualize

to carry out

activate

to officially begin utility

counteract

to act against

debit

sum that you owe

deficit

amount by which a sum of money falls short of what is expected, needed, or owed

appreciation

to add to price/value

defamation

false and malicious attacks on your character/reputation

slander

spoken defamation/ false report/ damaging statements

calumny

defamation; making of flase/malicious misrepresentations -- written/spoken

litigious

likes to start/prolong a lawsuit

liability

danger you must face (sums of money owed)

fiscal

financial

bereave

to rob

compassion

pity/sympathy

commiseration

strong sympathy (personal, less formal)

requiem

musical composition/dirge for repose of the dead

obituary

death notice, in a newspaper, w/ short bio

necrology

list of ppl who died

mausoleum

large tomb built above ground

sepulcher

tomb (less imposing than mausoleum)

cenotaph

empty tomb; monument honoring ppl buried elsewhere

sarcophagus

stone coffin (with carving/inscription)

cremation

reducing body to ashes

bequeath

leave/give by will after death

disinter, exhume

to dig up

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