Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/33

Click to flip

33 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
Litigation
(N) a lawsuit, or the act of carrying on a suit in a court of law
Commute
(V) To change a heavy, severe punishment or obligation to a lighter one
Surveillance
(N)a close watch or observation
Extradite
(V) to get from or deliver to authorities of another state or counrty, a person wanted in connection with a crime
Gendarme
(N) an armed or military police officer
Posse
(N) A group of people armed with legal authority
Turnkey
(N) A jailer, or person in charge of the keys of a prison
Alibi
(N) A claim that the accused was elsewhere at the time of a crime
Illicit
(ADJ) Improper, forbidden by law or custom
Poach
(V) To trespass, or to hunt or catch illegally
Abscond
(V) To steal off or run away secretly
Purloin
(V) To steal
Extort
(V) To get something by threats, violence, or illegal force
Rapine
(N) Pillage, plunder, or the seizing and carrying off of other people's property by force
Brigand
(N) A bandit or robber, usually a member or a band
Regicide
(N) The murder or a king; or one who kills a king
Pretext
(N) An excuse, pretense, or false reason put forth to hide a real motive
Pretension
A claim or declaration whose truth may be questioned
Bewitch
(V) To fascinate, charm, or cast a spell over
Intrigue
(V) A secret plot or to arouse curiousity
Inveigle
(V) To entice by trickery
Fraudulent
(ADJ) Deceitful, false, or based on fraud
Humbug
(N) A hoax, fraud, or sham; or an imposter
Cozen
(V) To cheat or beguile, or to bring about by crafty dishonesty
Dupe
(V) To fool, trick, or deceive; or a victim of deception
Gull
(V) To cheat trick or delude; or a person easily tricked
Guile
(V) Deceit, treachery, or cunning
Stratagem
(N) A deception, scheme, or trick
Subterfuge
(N) A deception used to conceal or escape something unpleasant
Collusion
(N) A consiracy for a fraudulent purpose
Calumny
(N) Slander, or a malicious falsehood about another person
Traduce
(N) To slander, !defame!, or speak maliciously of
Credulity
(N) Readiness or belief, especially on slight evidence