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The Westing Game Vocabulary Chapters 6-12
(law) a defense by an accused person of having been elsewhere at the time an alleged offense/crime was committed
something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty; sacrifice
angered at something unjust or wrong
clever in practical matters; cunning
claimed as true, but probably false; rumored
the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect; self-respect and worth
supported or held up by braces (large beams of wood or metal)
difficult to understand
Physical or mental weakness, defect, or ailment
making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction
to cause to appear guilty of a crime or fault
provide a service or favor for someone
marked by keen caution and watchful prudence; openly distrustful
a malevolent (hateful or menacing) desire for revenge
personal belongings or miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation
without fault or error
to get what one wants with soft words or flattery; to coax or persuade
to scold mildly so as to correct or improve; reprimand
great coolness and composure under strain
causing someone to feel a lower self worth or social standing; degrading
open disrespect for a person or thing accompanied by an intense dislike
Chattering or talking meaninglessly
Made or shaped with or as if with a tool used to cut or shape stone, wood or metal.
so frightened as to be unable to move