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Word List-1 (To Improve English Vocabulary)
- deposition (noun) – sworn statement, affidavit, attestation.
- conducive (adjective) – favourable, beneficial, advantageous.
- intimidate (verb) – frighten, threaten, browbeat.
- deter (verb) – prevent/stop, avert, scare off.
- depose (verb) – testify/swear, profess, give evidence.
- vulnerable (adjective) – unsafe, unguarded, unprotected.
- proceedings (noun) – (legal case/suit) activities, affairs, happenings.
- amicus curiae (noun) – (Latin) literally means friend of the court; someone who is not a party to a case and is not solicited by a party, but who assists a court by offering information that bears on the case (Courtesy:Wikipedia).
- one way mirror (noun) – it is also called as two-way mirror (or two-way glass); semi-
transparent mirror, partially reflective (acts a mirror on one side) and partially transparent (to see through from the other side). a glass looks like a mirror from one side but a window from the other.
- set aside (phrasal verb) – annul, overrule, nullify/cancel.
- acquittal (noun) – discharge, release, freeing.
- impair (verb) – spoil, ruin, damage.
- conviction (noun) – declaration/pronouncement of guilt, sentence, judgement.
- elicit (verb) – evoke, induce, obtain/cause.
- testimony (noun) – evidence, attestation, affidavit.
- imply (verb) – suggest, hint, say indirectly.
- procedural (adjective) – administrative, official, constitutional.
- whistle-blower (noun) – one who reveals others’ illegal activities in public or to the government/authority.
- adversary (noun) – opponent, rival, nemesis/competitor.
- endanger (verb) – imperil, jeopardize, risk.
- abide (by) (verb) – comply with, obey, adhere/conform to.
- overarching (adjective) – comprehensive, all-inclusive, complete.
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