The Trial Glossary

The Trial Glossary

breadth

the distance or measurement from side to side of something

bribe

persuade someone to act in one's favor, typically illegally or dishonestly, by a gift of money or other inducement

chitchat

talk about trivial matters

crucial

of great importance

degenerate

showing evidence of decline

dismissive

feeling or showing that something is unworthy of consideration

esteem

respect and admiration, typically for a person

face up

with the face or surface turned upward to view

forthcoming

planned for or about to happen in the near future

fuss

activity, or interest

humiliate

make someone feel ashamed and foolish by injuring their dignity and self-respect

inquisitive

too curious about the affairs of others

invigorate

give strength or energy to

mat

a piece of coarse material placed on a floor for people to wipe their feet on

mutter

say something in a low or barely audible voice

put up with

tolerate, endure

rear

the back part of something

stifle

make someone unable to breathe properly

summon

authoritatively or urgently call on someone to be present as a defendant or witness in a law court

tenant

a person who occupies land or property rented from a landlord

unyielding

not giving way to pressure

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