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Real Talk 2 - Chapter 7

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(aggravated) assault
a reckless attack with intent to injure seriously (as with a deadly weapon)
(be) arrested
the act of detaining in legal custody
case (n.)
an action or a suit or just grounds for an action
(be) charged with (a crime)
accuse
defense (attorney)
criminal lawyer
deliberation (room)
the place in which a jury, lawyers, and judge decide the verdict in a case
deny
disallow
down and out
lacking funds, resources, or prospects; destitute
evidence
proof
fleabag hotel
a rundown place of lodging
foreman
a man who chairs and speaks for a jury
guilty
not innocent
jail
prison
judge
a public official with authority to hear cases in a court of law and pronounce judgment upon them
jury
a body of persons sworn to judge and give a verdict on a given matter
jury duty
the civic duty to serve on a jury
long-winded
tiresomely long
nod off
to doze momentarily
open and shut case
a simple and straightforward situation without complications (Often said of criminal cases where the evidence is convincing.)
prosecutor
a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state
resist arrest
oppose or fight off capture
testify
to make a declaration of truth or fact under oath; submit testimony
trial
the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law
witness
one who can give a firsthand account of something seen, heard, or experienced
witness stand
a stand or enclosed area in a courtroom from which a witness presents testimony
defendant
the party against which an action is brought
victim
one who is harmed or killed by another
charge
a claim of wrongdoing; an accusation
verdict
a decision, judgment, or conclusion
bless his heart
an expression of sympathy
poor fellow
an expression of sympathy
felt sorry for him / felt (bad) for
an expression of sympathy
my heart went out to him
an expression of sympathy
pity
an expression of sympathy
accelerate
to speed up
approach
to come up to or step toward
crosswalk
the area of a street where pedestrians may legally cross the road
detective
a police officer who investigates crimes
end up
result in
hit-and-run accident
an accident where the criminal leaves the seen of the crime (in order to avoid the law); usually involves autos or people
investigate/investigation
examine or research
make (of a car)
example: Toyota, Honda, Ford, etc.
speed (v.)
to go faster
suspect (n.)
a person accused of a crime
at first
to signal the original thought
originally
to signal the original thought
initially
to signal the original thought
to begin with
to signal the original thought
going over it in my mind
to signal the later thought
thinking it over
to signal the later thought
on second thought
to signal the later thought
going back and forth
to signal the later thought
competitor
one that competes with another, as in sports or business; a rival
curb (v.)
to cease or stop
empower/empowerment
to equip or supply with an ability; enable
erode/erosion
to deteriorate; decay; or ruin
generate
to produce
infuriate
to madden
keep (someone) away from (somewhere)
to protect; detain; or prevent
menacing
threatening
ordinance
law
sweep (something) under the rug
to hide
threaten
to frighten with danger
violation
a crime less serious than a felony
aboriginal
an indigenous person who was born in a particular place (i.e. - Australia)
capital/capitalist
goods/a person whose economic system is based on private ownership of capital
comprise
to consist of
Death Row
the part of a prison for housing inmates who have received the death penalty
disorganization
unorganized
homogeneous
of the "same"
manifestation
the act of demonstrating; display
migration
the movement of persons or animals from locality to another
norms
an average level of achievement or performance
perspective
a way of regarding situations, facts, etc., and judging their relative importance
property
something owned; land
social constructs
any phenomenon "invented" or "constructed" by participants in a particular culture or society, existing because people agree to behave as if it exists or follow certain conventional rules
sociologist
a social scientist who studies the institutions and development of human society