Honesty and Dishonesty
V1 When you suspect that somebody is trying to deceive you, or that something is going on behind your back, you say, “(There’s) ________.”
V2a What do you call a deceiving person, or somebody that you can’t trust?
V2b About a deceiving person, or somebody that you can’t trust, you might say: “I wouldn’t trust her ________.”
V2c About a deceiving person, or somebody that you can’t trust, you might say: “I wouldn’t trust him any further than I could ________.”
V4 Other words for stealing something valuable—for example, a watch: “Yesterday somebody ________ my watch.”
V5a To take something of small value that doesn’t belong to you—for example, a child taking cookies: “Who’s been ________ the cookies?”
V5b If you take something that nobody seems to own, you might say, “Before anybody else gets it, I’m going to ________ this.”
V6 If a person steals something, either from a person or a place, you might call him a(n) ________.
V7a A person who sets out to cheat others while pretending to be honest:
V7b If someone defaces or illegally makes marks on a wall or other exposed surface, these marks are called:
V8a What do you call a paper ordering somebody to appear in court? “The sheriff came with a(n) ________ for her.”
V8b Of a person who has been given a paper ordering him into court, you might say: “He was ________ into court.”
V9 What nicknames do people have around here for a police officer?
V10a And what joking names are there for a sheriff?
V11 What joking names do you have around here for a county or city jail?
V12 Words for the amount of time a person has to spend in jail—for example, “He’s in for a ten-year ________.”
V12b When people get released from jail or prison, they are _________.
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