Court Reporting Vocab-Lesson 14

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aberrant

one whose behavior departs substantially from the norm of a group

bailiwick

a branch of knowledge

blatant

conspicuously and offensively loud

craggy

rocky and steep

crass

(of persons) so unrefined as to be lacking in discrimination and sensibility

decrepit

lacking physical strength or vitality

deft

skillful in physical movements

exoteric

suitable for the general public

excruciating

extremely painful

formidable

extremely impressive in strength or excellence

heuristic

a commonsense rule (or set of rules) intended to increase the probability of solving some problem

homogeneous

all of the same or similar kind or nature

jaded

dulled by surfeit

manacle

shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist

palliate

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

pallid

abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress

pert

characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality

repugnant

offensive to the mind

torpor

inactivity resulting from torpidity and lack of vigor or energy

whiffle

of the wind : to blow unsteadily or in gusts

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