The Crucible Words Flashcards

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notorious
infamous
Hopkins
Jailer.
Abundant
plentiful
corroboration
confirmation
avidly
enthusiastically
guile
slyness, deceit
rescind
to cancel
licentious
morally unrestrained
Deposition
Witness's testimony
ameliorate
get better
effrontery
brazen boldness
trepidation
alarm or dread
Prodigious
strange; unusual; portentous
sibilance
a hissing sound
contemptuous
feeling hatred; scornful
sublime
exalted, noble, uplifting
wither
to dry and shrivel
beguile
deceive by guile, hoodwink
laudable
worthy of praise; commendable
Indictment
statement of criminal charges
ingratiating
deliberately meant to gain favor
Cheever
Charged with arresting the witches.
imperceptible
extremely slight, gradual, or subtle
probity
honest , integrity,; highest principles
Corroborate
(V) to support with evidence
exigence
exigent state or character; urgency.
paradox
a statement, proposition, or situation that seems to be absurd or contradictory, but in fact is or may be true
iniquity
n great injustice or extreme immorality
rankle
to irritate; to annoy; to vex
confounded
to cause one to be confused
abomination
anything greatly disliked or abhorred. intense aversion or loathing; detestation
anarchy
condition of lawlessness and disorder, often due to lack of government authorirty
Venerable
adj. profoundly honored; worthy of respect may be due to age
fathom
to comprehend the nature of something
plaintiff
one who brings a suit to court
Is it true that Abigail never threatened the girls if they told all that really happened?
no
affidavit
n. a written declaration upon oath made before an authorized official
Inert
lacking the ability or strength to move,inactive
abominations
sources of utter disgust or intense dislike; hateful, disgusting actions
Goody Putnam
accused Rebecca Nurse of witchcraft because she was a midwife for her and thats when all of her children died except one
Apprehension
fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future
providence
care exercised by someone in the management of resources
sarcastical
in a scornful, mocking or derisive manner
Confounded
Discomfited, abashed, put to shame or mental confusion; confused, disordered
Scapegoat
Someone who is blamed or singled out to take the blame for something.
Bedizen
to dress in a showy or gaudy manner
placidly
1) not disturbed
2) in a state of calm and quiet
Who said this?
"And do you know that near to four hundred are in jails from Marblehead to Lynn, and upon my signature."
Danforth
Marshal Herrick
also given the job of arresting withces; acts as a jailkeeper
junta
a group of military officers who rule a country after seizing power
deferentially
Dan thanked his mother --- for his new car.
Succubi
a demon in the female form; a demon who seduces men
immediately after his entrance danforth remarks on a " prodigious stench". what is the apparent cause of the odor in jail?
reverend hale? (body odor, bathroom buckets)
What information does mary provide about the trial? What role is she playing at the trial? Why does John forbid her from attending?
Marry tells the Proctors that Elizabeth's name was brought up in the trial. She is part of the court in the trial. John forbids it because he doesnt want Mary involved with it.
because goody was the midwife for mrs. putnam, and three out of the four times she gave birth, the babies died in goodys arms
why isnt it difficult for ann putnam to believe that good osborne is a witch
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