Unformatted text preview: calumny a false and malicious statement meant to hurt someone's reputation. clapped put, moved, set swiftly ( clapped into jail). conjure up to raise spirits from the dead. contemptuous full of contempt; scornful; disdainful. Here, the word describes Giles Corey's attempt to disrupt the court. contentious always ready to argue; quarrelsome. cool emotionally uninvolved; uncommitted; dispassionate. Here, meaning calculated. grand peeping courage behavior or attribute of someone who is too frightened to participate in a ritual, but will watch others participate. . guile slyness and cunning in dealing with others; craftiness; here, deception. gull to cheat or trick; dupe....
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- Fall '09
- tricking, Giles Corey, calamity deep trouble, grand peeping courage