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26 terms

Westing Game 11/21

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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