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Vocabulary 02-05

Vocabulary words for Part Two Unit Five of WordWealth Vocabulary.

Terms

undefined, object
copy deck
recrimination
counteraccusation
activate
begin to use it officially, i.e., a squadron or base
defamation
false and malicious attacks on someons' character or reputation
actuate
to put into operation, i.e., a pump
cenotaph
monument honoring a person buried elsewhere
allege
to declare or asser
bail
bond guaranteeing he will return for trial
slander
spoken defamation, false report, or damaging statements
actuary
an insurance analyst and statistician
increment
an increase (usually at specific intervals)
bereavement
loss or desolation, especially by death
presume
to take it upon oneself to say or do something not ordinarily permissible
sepulcher
a tomb somewhat less imposing than a mausoleum
disburse
to pay out, expend (money)
actualize
carry it out, i.e., a plan
condolence
formal expression of sympathy
calumny
defamation, the making of false or malicious misrepresentations, either written, spoken, or otherwise expressed
bequeath
to give or bestow in one's will
felony
major crime
necrology
a list of persons who have died
reimburse
pay someone back
obituary
death notice, usually in a newspaper, with a short biography
exonerate
to clear from blame or guilt
libel
written or printed defamation
solvency
ability to meet all financial obligations
arrogate
to seize boldly a privilege or right
commiseration
strong sympathy expressed in more personal, more intimate, and less formal or distant manner than condolence
bursar
in college, treasurer
sarcophagus
stone coffin, especially one with a craving or inscription on it
docket
calendar of cases to be tried
bourse
in Paris, stock exchange
cremation
reducing a body to ashes
exculpate
to free a person from blame either because he was no guilty or because he was justified in what he did
acquit
to clear a person after his innocence is proved
invade
to move in like a hostile army, disregarding the rights and wishes of the victim
deficit
the amount by which a sum of money falls short of what is expected, needed, or owed
disinter
to remove a body from the ground after burial, also exhume
litigious
liking to start or prolong a lawsuit whenever a litigiable problem arises
interment
burial
counteract
to act against, i.e., a pest
debenture
interest-bearing bond, voucher of indebtedness
debit
a sum that one owes
absolve
to release a person of guily by requiring penance or granting forgiveness
dirge
a funeral hymn, a song or poem of grief
compassion
pity or sympathy, lwith an urge to help in some way
incriminate
to involve or implicate in a crime
option
a choice or a right of choice
requiem mass
a religious service for the dead
arraign
to call before a court, summon to trial
litigation
a lawsuit, or legal disputation
alibi
the claim of having been elsewhere when an offense was committed, or an excuse
infringe
to violate someone's rights or privileges, especially in a patent
encroach
to intrude, trespass
probate
testing by teh court
fiscal
financial
liabilities
dangers one must face, especially sums on money that one must or may have to pay
requiem
musical composition or a dirge for the repose fo teh dead
discrimination
skill or prejudice in observing differences
mausoleum
a large tomb built above ground
intestate
without a will
epitaph
a tombstone description

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