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  1. barbiturate

    organic compound having powerful soporific effect
  2. accessory

    a supplementary component that improves capability
  3. accident

    an unfortunate mishap
  4. acquainted

    having fair knowledge of
  5. adjacent

    having a common boundary or edge
  6. affidavit

    written declaration made under oath
  7. aggravated

    made more severe or intense especially in law
  8. alibi

    proof that someone accused of a crime could not have done it
  9. alleged

    doubtful or suspect
  10. ambulance

    a vehicle that takes people to and from hospitals
  11. analysis

    abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts
  12. angle

    the space between two lines or planes that intersect
  13. apparently

    seemingly; as far as one can tell
  14. approach

    move towards
  15. arraign

    accuse of a wrong or an inadequacy
  16. arrest

    take into custody
  17. asphalt

    a dark bituminous substance found in natural beds
  18. autopsy

    an examination and dissection of a dead body
  19. battery

    a collection of related things intended for use together
  20. belligerent

    characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
  21. bicycle

    a vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
  22. burglary

    entering a building unlawfully intending to commit a felony
  23. caliber

    diameter of a tube or gun barrel
  24. Caucasian

    of or relating to Caucasian people
  25. cocaine addict

    a person addicted to cocaine
  26. collision

    an accident resulting from violent impact of a moving object
  27. concealed

    not accessible to view
  28. conscientious

    characterized by extreme care and great effort
  29. continuing

    remaining in force or being carried on without letup
  30. controlling

    able to control or determine policy
  31. contusion

    an injury in which the skin is not broken
  32. coroner

    an official who investigates death not due to natural causes
  33. corroborate

    give evidence for
  34. counterfeit

    not genuine; imitating something superior
  35. culprit

    someone or something responsible for harm or wrongdoing
  36. curfew

    an order that after a certain time activities are prohibited
  37. defamation

    an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
  38. delinquent

    a young offender
  39. desperate

    a person who is frightened and in need of help
  40. deterrent

    something immaterial that interferes with action or progress
  41. maintenance

    activity involved in keeping something in good working order
  42. malicious

    having the nature of threatening evil
  43. mischievous

    naughtily or annoyingly playful
  44. miscellaneous

    having many aspects
  45. mischief

    reckless or malicious behavior causing annoyance in others
  46. misdemeanor

    a crime less serious than a felony
  47. notify

    inform somebody of something
  48. obscene

    offensive to the mind
  49. obstruct

    block passage through
  50. obvious

    easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind
  51. occasion

    an event that occurs at a critical time
  52. occurrence

    an instance of something happening
  53. omission

    leaving out or passing over something
  54. opinion

    a personal belief or judgment
  55. opium

    an addictive narcotic extracted from seed capsules of the opium poppy
  56. pamphlet

    a small book usually having a paper cover
  57. paralyze

    cause to be immobile
  58. perseverance

    the act of persisting
  59. prescription

    the action of issuing authoritative rules or directions
  60. prevalent

    most frequent or common
  61. probable cause

    (law) evidence sufficient to warrant an arrest or search and seizure
  62. prosecute

    conduct legal proceedings against a defendant
  63. protruding

    extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary
  64. puncture

    pierce with a pointed object; make a hole into
  65. pursuit

    the act of following in an effort to overtake or capture
  66. quarrel

    an angry dispute
  67. recollection

    the process of remembering
  68. reconciliation

    the reestablishment of cordial relations
  69. recurrence

    event of happening again, especially at regular intervals
  70. refer

    make a remark that calls attention to
  71. refrigerator

    white goods in which food can be stored at low temperatures
  72. registration

    the act of enrolling
  73. rendezvous

    a meeting planned at a certain time and place
  74. resisting arrest

    physical efforts to oppose a lawful arrest
  75. respiration

    a single complete act of breathing in and out
  76. restaurant

    a building where people go to eat
  77. restitution

    the act of restoring something to its original state
  78. resuscitation

    reviving a person and returning them to consciousness
  79. ridiculous

    incongruous or absurd
  80. scarcely

    only a very short time before
  81. dilapidated

    in a state of decay, ruin, or deterioration
  82. disheveled

    in disarray; extremely disorderly
  83. disorderly

    lacking any regular or logical organization
  84. disperse

    move away from each other
  85. disturbance

    activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption
  86. drown

    kill by submerging in water
  87. embezzlement

    the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property
  88. epilepsy

    a nervous disorder characterized by convulsions
  89. erratic

    liable to sudden unpredictable change
  90. exceed

    be or do something to a greater degree
  91. exhaust

    wear out completely
  92. exhibit

    show; make visible or apparent
  93. farthest

    most remote in space or time or order
  94. felonious

    involving or being or having the nature of a crime
  95. fictitious

    formed or conceived by the imagination
  96. fondle

    touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner
  97. forcible

    impelled by physical force especially against resistance
  98. fugitive

    someone who is sought by law officers
  99. handicapped

    incapable of functioning as a consequence of injury or illness
  100. harassed

    troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances
  101. height

    distance from the base of something to its top
  102. heroin

    a narcotic that is considered a hard drug
  103. hindrance

    any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
  104. homicide

    the killing of a human being by another human being
  105. hypodermic

    a piston syringe that is fitted with a needle for injections
  106. hysterical

    characterized by a state of violent mental agitation
  107. illicit

    contrary to accepted morality or convention
  108. illiterate

    not able to read or write
  109. imaginary

    not based on fact; unreal
  110. incidentally

    by the way (used to introduce a new topic)
  111. incoherent

    without logical or meaningful connection
  112. indictment

    an accusation of wrongdoing
  113. inhabited

    having inhabitants; lived in
  114. innocence

    the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong
  115. interfering

    intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
  116. interrogation

    an instance of questioning
  117. irrational

    not consistent with or using reason
  118. laboratory

    a workplace for the conduct of scientific research
  119. laceration

    the act of tearing irregularly
  120. maintain

    keep in a certain state, position, or activity
  121. schedule

    a list of times at which things are planned to occur
  122. Seconal

    barbiturate that is a white odorless slightly bitter powder (trade name Seconal) used as a sodium salt for sedation and to treat convulsions
  123. seizure

    the taking possession of something by legal process
  124. separate

    standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything
  125. separated

    being or feeling set or kept apart from others
  126. sergeant

    a noncommissioned officer ranking above a corporal
  127. siege

    an action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place
  128. significance

    the quality of being important
  129. silhouette

    a filled-in drawing of the outline of an object
  130. simultaneous

    occurring or operating at the same time
  131. siphon

    a tube used to move liquid from one vessel to another
  132. specimen

    a bit of tissue or fluid taken for diagnostic purposes
  133. straighten

    make straight or straighter
  134. strength

    the property of being physically or mentally powerful
  135. subpoena

    a writ issued to compel the attendance of a witness
  136. subsidiary

    functioning in a supporting capacity
  137. suicide

    the act of killing yourself
  138. superstitious

    showing faith in magic and ignorance of the laws of nature
  139. surprised

    taken unawares and feeling wonder or astonishment
  140. surveillance

    close observation of a person or group
  141. suspicious

    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
  142. swerve

    turn sharply; change direction abruptly
  143. syringe

    a medical instrument used to inject or withdraw fluids
  144. tetanus

    an acute and serious infection of the central nervous system
  145. thieve

    take unlawfully; steal
  146. thirtieth

    position 30 in a countable series of things
  147. transient

    lasting a very short time
  148. traumatic

    psychologically painful
  149. unconscious

    lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception
  150. vandalize

    intentionally destroy or deface someone else's property
  151. vehicular

    relating to or intended for motor transport
  152. vicinity

    a surrounding or nearby region
  153. visible

    capable of being seen or open to easy view
  154. warrant

    formal and explicit approval
Created on July 15, 2013