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Twelve Angry Men GR8

judicial vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
acquittal n.- the judgement of a court that a person charged with a crime is not guilty
defendant n.- a person or institution against who an action is brought in a court of law
antagonize v. to act against someone; to act hostile toward someone
foreman n.- a person who chairs and speaks for a jury
prosecution n. the lawyer acting for the state to put the case against the defendant
unanimous n.- all in agreement
verdict n.- a decision
hung jury n.- a group of jurors who are unable to reach a decision
jury n.- a group of persons sworn to render a verdict or true answer on a question or questions officially submitted to them
reasonable doubt n.- uncertainty as to a criminal defendant's guilt
appalled v. (past tense) struck with fear, dread, or consternation
bigot n. a person stubbornly attached to particular opinions
compassionate adj. sympathetic
intolerant adj. unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion; narrow-minded about cherished opinions
naive adj. having or showing a lack of experience, judgment, or information
rapport n. a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people
sadist n. one who takes pleasure from cruelty
subservient adj. useful in an inferior way
superficial adj. only concerned with the obvious or apparent; shallow
dogged adj. persistent in effort; stubbornly tenacious
dull-witted adj. stupid
humble adj. not proud or arrogant; modest
meek adj. overly submissive or compliant; spiritless; tame
petty adj. mean abouto small or trifling things; having or showing narrow ideas, interests, etc.
slick adj. sly; smooth in manners, speech, etc.; suave
Created by: jutobr