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Word Wealth Part 2, Unit 5

Ah, the wealth of words...
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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