Vocab the crucible Flashcards

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withal
besides
vengeance
payback
notorious
well-known
beguile
deceive
pallor
paleness
inculcation
indoctrination; brainwashing
intimations
hints; suggestion
avidly
eagerly; intently
base
lacking morals
agape
extremely surprised
innate
natural, inborn
quavering
shake, shiver, tremble
Belie
to tell lies.
satiating
to satisfy fully
daft
foolish or stupid
Contentious
quarrelsome, stirring controversy
propriety
correct or appropriate behavior
subservient
easily ordered or led
evade
to avoid answering directly
1. Agape, adj.
wide open
Intimation
a suggestion, subtle hint
perverse
(adj) marked by immorality
propitiation
the act of propitiating; conciliation:
quail
to pull back in fear
indigenous
native to a certain area
conjured
summoned by oath or spell
corroborate
to support with more evidence
Indigenously
innate; inherent; natural (usually fol. by to ): feelings indigenous to human beings.
orthodox
conforming to established standards, conventional
infamy
extremely bad reputation, public reproach, or strong condemnation as the result of a shameful, criminal, or outrageous act:
motif
an important and sometimes recurring theme or idea in a work of literature
fraud
deliberate deception for unfair or unlawful gains
junta
a group controlling a government, especially after a revolution
Pious
(adj) earnestly compliant in the observance of a religion, devout
faction
dissenting minority within a larger group
allegiance
the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
deposition
a written statement by a witness
vindictive
disposed or inclined to revenge; vengeful:
bayley
putnams brother in law putnames choice to be a minister oposed by nurses
Licentious
Having no regard for rules and standards
arbitrate
to judge a dispute between two opposing parties
who is mary warren?
she is a housemaid.
Anarchy
a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)
retaliation
act of returning an injury or wrong
who is Mary Warren
she is a housemaid
willfull telling of a lie under oath
perjury
incubus
(n) an evil spirit supposed to descend upon and have sexual intercourse with women as they sleep
persecute
to treat cruelly or harshly because of political, religious, or other differences
dote
be foolish or senile due to old age
malevolence
adjective. having or showing a wish to do evil to others
allegory
a story with more than one level of meaning, both literal and symbolic
Exalt
v. to glorify; to praise, to raise in rank.
parris
A minister who is in Salem who is more worried about his reputation than the life of his daughter or the lives of his parishioners.
What is corey accused of?
contempt because he won't give the name of the man who told him the information about putnam
What is the situation with Mr. and Mrs. Putnam?
Thier daughter is stuck in a trance just like Betty.
abundant
plentiful
guil
duplicity
Lechery-
promiscuity
partisan
biased
malvolence
evil
effrontery
boldness; audacity
dogmatic
arrogant manner
prodigious
huge (p.1249)
contemplation
thoughtful observation
gulling
tricking; deceiving
sarcastic
to mock
effrontary
shameless boldness, impudence
conjoured
summoned by oath
inert
still; not moving
lechery
sexual sin; lust
adamant
inflexible, immovable, obstinate
ingratiating
designed to gain favor
probity
integrity and uprightness, honesty
smirch
to discredit or disgrace
Progenitor
A biologically related ancestor.
providence
work of divine direction
purge
pure from sin or guilt
predilection
to think favorably of something
ineptness
lack of competence or judgement
plaintiff
complaining party in a lawsuit
McCarthyism
practice of making accusations disloyaly, based on doubtful evidence
abstruse
hard to understand; recondite; esoteric:
denounce
to criticize or condemn something publicly or harshly
betty
parris's young daughter stricken at the beginning of the play one of the girls who cry out during the trial
conciliatory
attempting to reconcile with someone; trying to overcome the distrust or hostility of someone; willing to regain someone's friendship or goodwill
importunate
urgent or persistent in solicitation, sometimes annoyingly so
basenesss
the quality or lacking hihger values
Natal
adj. relating to or accompanying birth
Qualm
a sensation of misgiving or uneasiness
sniveling
to weep or cry with sniffling.
Ruth
Daughter of the Putnams;one of the Putnams; one of the girls who "cry out"at trials
indignation
anger as a result of something unjust
calumny
an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
conceal
to keep something or someone from being seen or known; to hide
Gaunt
very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
amerliorate
to make better, to relieve, to improve
Abrogation
to put an end to, abolish, repeal
what happens to abigails cousin?
she gets demonized
Pallor
Paleness or pallidness, esp. of the face.
expiation
the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)
ameliorate
is to make better by lessenign the severity of a thing
Ruth Putnam
"Falls" into a strange stupor after being out with the other girls; she is the only child of her parents
Reproach
To find fault with (a person, group, etc.); blame; censure
Calamity
a state of deep distress or misery caused by major misfortune or loss
diabolism
having to do with the devil; a belief of worship of devils
remorse
a sense of deep regret and guilt for some misdeed
Proctor about Elizabeth
"In her life, sir, she have never lied. There are them that cannot sing, and them that cannot weep--my wife cannot lie."
Why does Cheever come to the Proctor house?
business of the court
12. What can the audience infer from the brief scene involving Tituba, Sarah Good, and Herrick that opens Act IV?
a. Herrick is drinking in order to dull his suffering at the injustices being done
deference
respect
incredulously
skeptically
monstrous
enourmous
Abominations
Hateful
draught
large sip
abomination
a terrible action
tituba
paris slave from barbados
pretense
insincere or feigned behavior
crone
unpleasant old woman; hag
Grandiloquent
Colorful manner or language
tantalize
to tease, torment by teasing
who is mrs.putnams last child?
betty
remorseless (adjective)
relentless. having no remorse.
perpetuation
the act of prolonging something
insoluble
(adj) without hope of solution
heathen
one doesn't believe in religion; pagan
Potent
having a strong physiological or chemical effect
Befuddle
To confuse; with statements or arguments or to make stupidly drunk
summon
to call for the presence of
opportune
at a convenient or suitable time
Dissembling
disguising one's real nature or motives
jabberer
to talk or utter rapidly, indistinctly, incoherently, or nonsensically; chatter.
defile
to corrupt the purity or perfection of
affidavit
a written declaration made before an authorized official
begrudge
to give with reluctance, to resent another's success; to envy
anonymity
the condition of being unknown or unacknowledged
Autocrat
n. a person with unlimited influence and authority (usually a negative word).
virgin forest
the forrest surrounding the village where the devil lives and homage to God is not given
conjure
to call a ghost or spirit, verb
ascertain
to find out definitely; learn with certainty or assurance; determine:
citadel
fortress that commands a city & is used in the control of defense of an attack/siege
- fortress, stronghold
retaliate
to return like for like; to get revenge
Fetish
1) an object believed to have magical powers to protect or aid its owner
2) an object of body part whose real or fantasized presence is needed for sexual gratification
inculation
injecting a person with a small dose of a virus to help him or her build up defenses to a dease
John Proctor
Who claims Abigail plans to dance on Elizabeth's grave?
why is martha corey charged?
the pigs that keep dying
who is giles corey?
he is john procters friend and he is worried about the land.
5. In Act III, what do the girls do to undermine Mary Warren's testimony?
Pretend that Mary's spirit is attacking them.
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