Crucible Vocab 19 Flashcards

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Daft
Stupid
rescinded
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contentious
quarrelsome
providence
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purged
cleansed
prodigious
extraordinary; marvelous
Deference
Courteous respect.
defers
to delay
ameliorate
make better
pious
devoutly religious
inert
motionless; inactive
guile
deception, cunning, deceit
Sibilance
A hissing sound.
tainted
contaminated; infected; corrupted
Perplexed-
bewildered; puzzled; confused
taint
to contaminate morally
quail
to loose heart; cower
gaunt
very thin, emaciated, angular
crone
a withered old woman
gibbet
where people are hanged
trepidation
timorous uncertain agiation; apprehension
abominations
hateful or disgusting actions
Condemnation
severe reproof; strong censure
inculcation
impress with insistent urging; convince
Abigail
Orphan, niece of parris, tauntress
lechery
inappropriate lewd and lustful behavior
Licentious
Lacking legal or moral restraints
probity
complete and confirmed integrity; moral uprightness
What is wrong with Betty?
Paralyzed
junta
a deliberative or administrative council, esp. in Spain and Latin America.
perpetuate
to preserve from extinction or oblivion
hypocrite
one who is insincere or deceitful
agape
being in a state of wonder
prodigus
remarkably or impressively great in extent
penitence
remorse or sorrows for your sin
PRUDENT
care or thought for the future
hypocrisy
feigning of qualitites, beliefs, etc. that one does not actually posses or hold
covenant
an agreement, usually formal, between two or more persons to do or not do something specified.
Giles Cory
farmer; wife is accused of witchcraft
indignation
anger as a result of something unjust
base
lacking proper social values or moral principles
paradox
(noun) [PAR-uh-doks] - 1) a statement or idea that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth Ex: It is paradoxical that standing is more tiring than walking. [paradoxical - adj.; paradoxically - adv.]
conjured
summoned a devil or spirit by invocation or incantation
Thomas Putnam
A wealthy, influential citizen of Salem, Putnam holds a grudge against Francis Nurse for preventing Putnam's brother-in-law from being elected to the office of minister. He uses the witch trials to increase his own wealth by accusing people of witchcraft and then buying up their land.
abyss
an immeasurably deep gulf or great space
haughty
having great pride in oneself and dislike for others
calumny
a false statement maliciously made to injure another's reputation
indigenous
originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country; native (often fol. by to):
Martha
Giles Corey's wife who likes to read; accused witch.
faction
a group of persons forming a cohesive usually contentuous minority within a larger group.
Deferentially
in a manner that bows to another's wishes, very respectfully
conjure
to change or to influence something by reciting a spell, evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic
antagonist
a person opposed to or struggles with another person
John Proctor
A local farmer who lives just outside town; Elizabeth Proctor's husband. A stern, harsh-tongued man, John hates hypocrisy. Nevertheless, he has a hidden sin—his affair with Abigail Williams—that proves his downfall. When the hysteria begins, he hesitates to expose Abigail as a fraud because he worries that his secret will be revealed and his good name ruined.
congerieses
a collection of items or parts in one mass; assemblage; aggregation; heap:
You can draw the conclusion that Abigail Williams thinks she knows more about the world that the other women in the village know from...
her conversation with John Proctor.
how does raveal his growth as a man?
johns rationale changes to become a matter of honor when he sees his friends suffering " he finally stands up for his own values as a man, not just for spite."
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