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  • Mosque A muslim place of public worship
  • Foundation the basis or groundwork of anything
  • Adamant Inflexible. When you don’t give in easily. “He was adamant that he was in the right”
  • Staunch Firm or steadfast (firm in purpose, faith, loyalty) in principle. “A staunch Democrat”
  • Problematic the nature of a problem, uncertain. “a problematic rise in unemployment rates”
  • Tangible That can be touched. Material or substantial. (Real)
  • Alibi The claim by an accused person of having been elsewhere when an offense was committed:
  • Confide To tell (secrets) to another in trust.
  • Affidavit A written declaration that is sworn to be true and that can be used in a court of law.
  • Undermine To weaken or destroy by degrees.
  • Discredit To injure the reputation of something or someone; "discredited my good name with gossip."
  • Bloodhound One of a breed of hound, often used in tracking people.
  • Trawling A strong fishing net for dragging along the sea bottom.
  • Diligence Proper care. Carefulness in work: "He examined our accounting procedures with diligence."
  • Heinous Very evil and hateful
  • Demeanor Someone's behavior, manner.
  • Elation A feeling or a state of great joy or pride.
  • Manipulate To manage or influence skillfully. To manipulate people's feelings.
  • Besmirch To ruin (to make dirty) by taking away the honor of (someone's good name): "His campaign plan was simply to besmirch his opponent's reputation."
  • Chronicle A chronological record of events; a history.
  • Fraught Filled with; accompanied by: "A task fraught with danger."
  • Chastise To discipline or punish, esp. by beating.
  • Betray To be unfaithful or disloyal.
  • Humiliate To cause a person painful loss or pride.
  • Vindictive Eager for revenge. "A vindictive person."
  • Angst A feeling of dread, anxiety or anguish.
  • Register A list of record of such as events, name, etc.
  • Pester To be a pest, trouble, to bother.
  • Mutual Having the same relation each toward the other. Respect to the other.
  • Dispel To drive off, or cause to vanish (skingra)
  • Obsessed Having an obsession of something.
  • Menace A threat. Threatens to cause evil. "He is a menace to society and should be locked away."
  • Allege To state or claim without proof.
  • Fabricate To construct, to invent, make up.
  • Recollection Remembering. "A flash of recollection."
  • Red flag A danger signal.
  • Adjudicated To settle or determine a case (prövas).
  • Inconclusive Not proving something beyond doubt: "The results of the tests were inconclusive."
  • Foreboding A stronger inner feeling of future misfortune.
  • Disinter To take or dig out something of the place of burial.
  • Approximate Nearly exact.
  • Foliage Leaves of a tree or plant. ("Beautiful autumn foliage in upstate New York")
  • Eminently High in rank or reputation, outstanding.
  • Cellular Relating to, characterized, shaped like cells.
  • Polygraph Lie detector.
  • Vice Versa In reverse order from that of a preceding statement. "She likes me, and vice vers."
  • Percolate To (cause a liquid to) pass through something that traps solid materials; to filter: "The new machine percolates the coffee in just under a minute."
  • Anonymous Not giving a name.
  • Subpoena An order from a judge summoning witnesses to appear before a court.
  • Precaution An action taken in advance to avoid harm.
  • Acquaintance Personal knowledge or information. A person know to, not a close friend. "Only a business acquaintance."
  • Relish Pleasurable, appreciation of anything.
  • Feud A bitter argument between families, ethnic groups, etc.
  • Affectionate Showing love or fondness.
  • Pathetic Causing or evoking pity: "The sick, homeless man was a pathetic sight."
  • Mistrial A trial forced to end without a decision.
  • Discrepancies An instance of difference or inconsistency. Lacking agreement.
  • Enlist To join the armed forces. To obtain. "He decided to enlist in the Marines."
  • Inconsistency An inconsistent thing, action. The quality or condition of being inconsistent.
  • Skeptical Inclined to have doubt or doubts.
  • Meticulous Taking or showing extreme care about small details (noggrann).
  • Corroborate To support by giving proof, confirm.
  • Aggravate To make worse or more severe. "The constant noise aggravated the readers."
  • Ambiguity Doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention.
  • Utility The state or quality of being useful. Usefulness.
  • Vestibule A passage, hall, an enclosed entrance.
  • Endeavor To exert oneself to do or effect something. Make an effort.
  • Viable Capable of living, having the ability to grow or develop.
  • Retrospect Thinking of the past, of past events. To look back in thought.
  • Irate Angry, furious, annoyed, or enraged.
  • Cordial Courteous and gracious (hjärtlig).
  • Articulate Pronounced clearly and distinctly.
  • Astonish To fill with sudden wonder. Amaze.
  • Gratitude Being grateful or thankful: “He expressed his gratitude to everyone on the staff.”
  • Reluctant unwilling; not inclined to do something: (example: a reluctant candidate)
  • Contemplation the act of contemplating; thoughtful observation.
  • Liminal Pertaining to, or situated at the limen. (hänför sig till, eller ligger på limen). Any point of beginning. Something begins to take effect.
  • Malignant Having or showing desire to harm others. "A malignant tumor."
  • Predicament An unpleasantly difficult situation.
  • Prerogative A special right, privilege. Limited to people of high rank (cops for example).
  • Unsubstantiated Not confirmed, not backed up with facts or proof.
  • Incriminate To accuse someone of a crime.
  • Wager Something risked, or a bet.
  • Initially To begin with… Or; First...
  • Dastardly Cowardly.
  • Grappling To struggle with something.
  • Hyperbolic having the nature of hyperbole; exaggerated (överdriven).
  • Extemporaneous Spoken or performed without preparation.
  • Bungle To do clumsy, awkwardly or badly.
  • Giddy Dizzy.
  • Rigorous hard, inflexible, strict.
  • Unassailable Not open to attack. That cannot be denied or disputed.
  • Fertile Capable of producing vegetation abundantly. Bearing offspring.
  • Acquit To declare not guilty of a crime or offense.
  • Conjure To make, produce, or cause to appear by magic. A miracle (trolla).
  • Stereotype An overly simplified way of thinking about a person, group, etc.
  • Confidential Spoken, written, or acted on in secret.
  • Extradite To formally surrender to another state, nation, or authority.
  • Abet To help, usually in doing something wrong.
  • Impartial Fair, not partial or biased (opartisk).
  • Malice A desire to inflict harm or suffering on another.
  • Premeditate To meditate, consider, or plan beforehand.
  • Subjective Existing in the mind and not necessarily in reality.
  • Catalonic A syndrome seen most frequently in schizophrenia.
  • Impeachment To challenge whether a person is telling the truth.
  • Innocuous Harmless, inoffensive
  • Pixel The smallest element of an image or video.
  • Stipulate To specify in terms of agreement.
  • Swarming Many things or persons moving together.
  • Speculate To consider about something.
  • Remorse Deep and painful regret for wrongdoing (ånger).
  • Unconventional Something unusual
  • Caveat A warning or a caution.
  • Contradictory A contradictory opinion, a different opinion.
  • Sporadic Irregual, "Sometimes she shows up sometimes she doesn’t." (oregelbundet)
  • Scoff To speak derisively; mock; jeer. "If you can't do any better, don't scoff." (håna)
  • Debrief To ask (someone) questions in order to obtain useful information or intelligence:
  • Contamination The act of contaminating, or of rendering something harmful orunusable by the addition of radioactive material (förorening)
  • Coherent Logically connected. (sammanhängande)
  • Lingering To stay in the same place for a longer period of time that expected (kvardröjande).
  • Trajectory The direction of an object. A curve that describes the path of a bullet, shell, etc., in its flight.
  • Tedium To be bored - Causing another to feel tired and bored
  • Swath The space covered by the cut of a mowing machine or other cutting device.
  • Harrowing Something scary or disturbing (hemsk).
  • Sociopath A person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial.
  • Swab Something used to clean surfaces or wounds (svabb).
  • Premise A proposition supporting or helping to support a conclusion (förutsättning).
  • Jaded Made weary. Not as clear as it should be, not as bright as it should be (utsliten).
  • Exonerate To clear or free from an accusation, guilt, or blame: "The court exonerated him from any responsibility for the accident."
  • Tree-hugger An environmentalist, esp. one concerned with preserving forests (trädkramare).
  • Mistrial A trial forced to end without a decision, esp. because of error in the proceedings: "The judge declared a mistrial."
  • Mealy Of a meal: powdery; soft, dry, and crumbly: (mjölig)
  • Malfeasance Misconduct or wrongdoing committed esp. by a public official.
  • Negligent Guilty of neglect, as of duty: negligent officials (försumliga tjänstemän).
  • Infused To introduce, as if by pouring: "To infuse new life into industry" (införa).
  • Racial profiling Government activity directed at a suspect or group of suspects based solely on race (rasprofilering).
  • Informant A person who informs or gives information, esp. secretly; an informer.
  • Implicate To declare (someone else) to be involved, usually in committing a crime: "He was implicated in the robbery."
  • Recant To withdraw, take back (a statement, opinion, etc.), esp. formally: "He recanted his testimony."
  • Exculpatory Tending to clear from a charge of fault or guilt (rensa).
  • Hostile Disagreeing; antagonistic: "He faced hostile criticism." (fientlig)
  • Devious Not straightforward; dishonest: "His devious business methods landed him in trouble." (oärlig)
  • Inundate To overwhelm: "Inundated by telephone calls" (översvämma).
  • Co-conspirator A fellow conspirator; associate or collaborator in a conspiracy (konspiratör).
  • Eavesdropping To listen secretly to a private conversation. "I didn't intend to eavesdrop, but I could hear them arguing."
  • Conspicuous Easily seen or noticed: "An award for conspicuous bravery."
  • Reconvene To gather, call together, esp for a formal meeting
  • Foreshadowing To show or indicate beforehand (i förväg): "Work that foreshadowed later inventions".
  • Jarring To have a unpleasant effect on one's nerves, feelings, thoughts, etc.:"The sound of the alarm jarred."
  • Analogy Any similarity (likhet) or comparability: "I see no analogy between our situations."
  • Itinerary A detailed plan for a journey, esp. a list of places to visit.
  • Irrefutable That cannot be disproved (motbevisas): "Irrefutable logic".
  • Mesh Any fabric (garn) of open texture resembling a net: "Stockings of mesh".
  • Debunk To show (something) to be false or exaggerated; expose: "To debunk a theory".
  • Dishearten To lower the hope, or spirits of something: "News of another job rejection disheartened him badly".
  • Incredulity Inability or unwillingness to believe: disbelief, skepticism, doubt.
  • Credibility Capable of being believed; trustworthy: "The jury considered her testimony credible" (trovärdighet).
  • Blueprint A detailed outline or plan of action: "A blueprint for success".
  • Significance Importance; consequence:"An election of great significance to the country" meaning.
  • Visualize To form a mental image of: "Tried to visualize future events."
  • Elaborate Having many parts; complex: "An elaborate lighting system."

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