Crucible Vocabulary 6 Flashcards

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prodigious
extraordinary
avidly
eagerly
Slovenly
slipshod
contentious
quarrelsome
lechery
promiscuity
Hearty
healthy; strong
unperturbed
undisturbed; calm
tantalized
teasingly fascinated
poppet
a ragdoll
pious
devoutly religious
gaunt
excessively thin
cleave
to cling to
reprimand
to criticize harshly
adamant
inflexible or unyielding
ineptly
unskillful or awkward
incredulous
(adj) skeptical; disbelieving
Imperceptible
extremely slight or gradual
blanched (adj)
lightened, faded, washed-out
iniquity
a sin; wicked act
floundering
acting clumsily or awkwardly
qualm
misgiving, feeling of unease
inclement
lacking mildness; physically severe
Condemnation
severe reproof; strong censure
conjured
invoked (calling on) supernatural forces of an evil nature
immaculate
free from stain or blemish
bemuse
to confuse or to bewilder
Mores
noun - standards, customs, practices
propriety
socially acceptable behavior and speech
Malign
(Adj) to speak of evil
remorseless
showing no pity or compassion
abstruse
hard to understand; recondite; esoteric:
ascertain
to find out something with certainty
insoluble
adj not able to be solved
ken
a range of understanding or knowledge
Anonymity
secrecy; having an unknown or unacknowledged name
Abrogation
to abolish, to do away with
deposition
a written statement by a witness
hypocrisy
feigning of qualities, beliefs, etc. that one does not actually posses or hold
systematic
methodical; having a system or method
calumny
a false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something:
predilection
a tendency to think favorably of something
perjury
n the willful giving of false testimony under oath or affirmation, before a competent tribunal, upon a point material to a legal inquiry
blasphemy
an irreverent or impious act or utterance
how does this play relate to mccarthyism
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atomization
to split into many sections, groups, or factions
vindictive
disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge
theocracy
government of a state by immediate divine guidance or by church officials who are regarded as divinely guarded
Retaliation
The action of retaliating; the return of like for like; repayment in kind; requital, reprisal.
Elizabeth
Who says Abigail should be ripped out of the world?
Abigail drank blood. What type of blood was it?
Chicken blood.
hypocrites
people who say they believe one way, but whose actions show they believe another
Deputy Governor Danforth
Deputy Governor of Massachusetts who is taken in by the testimony; attempts to get confessions from accused witches
injunction
an act whereby one is required to do or to refrain from doing a specified act
Gait
A pattern in which you move by the feet
what ominous revelation does mary warren make about elizabeth's reputation? how does this disclosure serve to make the quarrel between elizabeth and john even more heated?
her name mentioned in court.
wat is the significance of the scene between elizabeth and john? wat dose it reveal about their relationship and about each of theur characters?
the dont really communticate
abigail is in love with john but john is married to elizabeth and doesnt feel the same way about abigailwhats
whats going on between abigail and john proctor
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