English 3 Final (12 Angry Men, A Raisin in the Sun)

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Anguish

(n.) Great mental suffering, distress, or pain; (v.) to be deeply tormented by pain or sorrow

Wrought

(adj.) To bring to pass, having been worked or prepared somehow

Mutual

(adj.) Shared, felt, or shown equally by two or more

Raucous

(adj.) Disagreeably harsh-sounding; disorderly

Assimulate

(v.) Absorb and integrate into a wider society or culture

Resignation

(n.) The act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)

Unobtrusively

(adv.) In a way that attracts little or no attention

Furitvely

(adv.) Done secretly or swiftly

Permeate

(v.) To spread through, penetrate, soak through

Revelation

(n.) A disclosing, discovering, or making known of what was before secret, private, or unknown.

Exasperate

(v.) To annoy thoroughly; to make very angry; to try the patience of

Agitated

(adj.) Disturbed and upset

Taut

(adj.) Subjected to great tension

Drily

(adv.) In a matter-of-fact way or ironically humorous way-sarcasm; dry humor

Bustling

(adj.) Full of energetic and noisy activity

Saucily

(adv.) Disrespectfully bold

Reverie

(n.) A daydream; the condition of being lost in thought

Exuberant

(adj.) Happy and excited; bubbling over with enthusiasm.

Reflective

(adj.) Characterized by or given to meditation or contemplation; thoughtful

Epitaph

(n.) A brief statement written on a tomb or gravestone

Implore

(v.) To beg earnestly for

Vigor

(n.) Active strength

Negotiate

(v.) To discuss something in an attempt to reach agreement

Indictment

(n.) The act of accusing; a formal accusation

Flippancy

(adj.) Treating a serious situation with arrogant humor or disrespect

Dogged

adj. stubborn, persistent

Sadism

n. enjoyment that comes from seeing others in pain

Gladhanded

adj. accustomed to treating people well for personal advantage

Deliberate

v. think about and discuss carefully in order to reach a decision

Monopoly

n. exclusive ownership due to special privilege or action

Hang this Jury

n. keep the jury from reaching a decision, thus forcing a new trial

Rapport

n. sympathetic relationship; agreement; harmony

Proposition

n. suggested plan

Railroad Flat

n. apartment with narrow rooms arranged in a line

Acquittal

n. dismissal of criminal charges

Intimidate

v. force agreement or submission by threats or demands

Disparities

n. marked differences or distinctions

Static

adj. lacking movement

Unanimous

adj. all in agreement

Verdict

n. the decision reached at the end of a trial

Reasonable Doubt

n. a doubt about the guilt of a defendant that comes from fair and thorough review of the evidence

Abstain

v. to voluntarily withdraw

Bigot

n. a person stubbornly attached to particular opinions

Premeditated

adj. planned in advance

Perjury

n. the act of lying under oath

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