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veldt

grassland

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thatched

straw covered

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glade

an open space in the middle of a forest

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odor

an unpleasant smell

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vultures

large scavenging birds; also, greedy persons who prey on others

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jaunt

pleasure trip

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pelt

fur of an animal

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bolted

jerked, moved suddenly, ran fast

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appalled

shocked, horrified

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bemused

lost in thought

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emanations

thoughts

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subsided

Settled down; became less active or intense

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rut

negative pattern of behavior

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contraptions

a machine or device that appears strange or unnecessarily complicated, and often badly made or unsafe.

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agate

a type of quartz with clouded or colored stripes.

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joviality

being jolly; happy

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lurking

hiding or moving about in a secret and sly manner

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bouquet

a bunch of flowers

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flue

a pipe or channel for smoke

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insufferable

unbearable

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intersperse

to distribute among

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conjuring up

bring into existence with one's imagination

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persecuted

subjected to ill treatment due to race, religion, etc.

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creature comforts

material items that provide a sense of comfort

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rapping

repeated knocking

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relish

great enjoyment

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spoor

trail or droppings of a wild animal

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fuse box

a box housing the electrical switches for a building.

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wailed

cried loudly

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engrossed

absorbed; deeply involved in/with

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Defendant

person accused of a crime

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Defense

lawyer who defends the person accused of the crime

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Prosecution

A government body that brings charges against a person accused of breaking the law

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Presumption of Innocence

innocent until proven guilty

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Witness

person who gives information regarding the case in the courtroom

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Testimony

information given by the witness in the courtroom under oath

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Oath

a swearing to tell the truth

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Perjury

lying under oath in a courtroom

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Evidence

information legally presented at a trial intended to convince the judge or jury in favor of the defense or prosecution

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Jury

group of 12 people selected by the lawyers to listen in court and give a verdict of guilty or not guilty

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Impartial

unbiased, not favoring either side

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Voir Dire

jury selection process

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Verdict

decision made as to guilt or non-guilt of defendant

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Sentence

punishment given by a judge for a crime

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Unanimous

everyone agrees on the decision

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Hung jury

when all 12 jurors cannot agree

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Acquittal

when a defendant is found "not guilty"

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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

The level of proof required to convict a person of a crime

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Homicide

unlawful killing

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Capital Punishment

the death penalty

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malice aforethought

intention to kill

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base

immoral

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transgression

an act against a law, rule or code

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glistening

to shine or sparkle

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portal

a large doorway

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mandate

an official order to do something

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larder

pantry

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indivisible

cannot be divided

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vials

small bottles

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wretch

a miserable person

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traitor

someone who betrays your trust

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vocation

profession

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lashed

whipped

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hymn

religious song or poem

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alliance

a joining together for some common purpose

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solitude

the state of being alone

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vindicate

to clear from blame

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endeavor

a serious attempt or effort

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edict

an official order or proclamation issued by a person in authority

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atone

to make amends

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defile

to make unclean, impure

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summit

the highest point

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avert

turn away

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deigned

to do something considered beneath one's dignity.

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eugenics

practice of selective breeding to improve the human race

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falter

start to lose strength or momentum

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fraternity

brotherhood

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furrows

long narrow ditch made in the ground

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perish

to die

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pyre

heap of material for burning a dead body

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reprimanded

scolded, official criticism

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taut

tight

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no heed

no attention

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ravine

steep, narrow valley

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defied

challenged

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hedge

a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes

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plough

to prepare a field for planting

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garments

clothes

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vice

bad or immoral behavior or habits

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virtue

behavior showing high moral standards

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dread

fear

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palpable

noticeable

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taint

pollute

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tangible

real

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indolent

inactive

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report

bang or shot

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recede

withdraw

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peril

danger

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vigor

strength

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lacerate

slash

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