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The Crucible Vocabulary - Jessamine County Schools

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The CrucibleVocabulary*Definitions are from Secondary Solutions
abomination
an object of disgust, shame or dislike
conjured
invoked unnatural or supernatural forces
contention
disagreement; a claim made in debate
deference
respect towards another’s opinion or interests
innate
a quality or characteristic you are born with; something integral or important
licentious
sexually immoral; lacking moral or ethical restraint
manifestation
a sign; an indication of the existence of something
paradox
a statement or situation which is contradictory
prodigious
impressive in size or amount
vindictive
purposely hurtful or hateful
ameliorate
to improve or make better
avid
eager for; dedicated to
blasphemy
disrespect for God or other sacred things
crone
a derogatory term referring to a woman’s age or appearance
flailing
hitting or swinging violently
indignant
annoyance or anger over an unfairness towards someone or something
pallor
paleness in complexion
poppet
a ragdoll
vengeance
punishment in return for a wrongdoing
wily
clever; deceitful
abundant
an excess amount
auger
a hand tool used to make holes
deposition
a witness’s testimony given under oath
effrontery
shameless or arrogant behavior
gait
a way of walking, trotting like a horse
imperceptible
unable to be perceived; tiny or insignificant
incredulously
unbelievably
plaintiff
a person who brings a lawsuit against another
vestry
a room in a church where sacred objects are kept
wrath
extreme anger; God’s punishment for sin
agape
with mouth open in astonishment
beguile
to charm or deceive
cleave
to faithfully cling to
disputation
a verbal disagreement; argument
excommunication
exclusion from a church or group
gaunt
excessively thin or withered
gibbet
a hanging post; gallows
indictment
a formal accusation before a jury
reprieve
delay of punishment
sibilance
a hissing sound

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