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Vencie Maxey's English III Honors Class Vocabulary from Arthur Miller's The Crucible

ideology

the body of ideas reflecting the social needs and aspirations of an individual group, class, or culture

dissemble/dissembling

to disguise or conceal behind a false appearance

propriety

exclusively owned, private; conformity to appropriate behavior or manners

conjure

to call or bring to mind; bring forth

faction

group/clique within a larger group

defer/deference

to put off; respectful or courteous regard; submission to the will or wishes of another

vindictive

disposed to seek revenge

snivel/sniveling

to cry or whine with snuffling

intimate/intimations

to make known subtly or indirectly; to suggest

trepidations

states of alarm or dread; apprehensions

calumny

a false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something

titillate/titillated

to excie or arouse agreeably

prodigious

impressively great in size, force, or talent; enormous, extraordinary

pretense

the act of pretending; a fake appearance or action intended to deceive

defame/defamation

to harm a reputation by libel or slander

anarchy

absence of government or order

licentious

sexually immoral

formidable

causing fear or awe; worthy, difficult

subservient

serving or acting in a subordinate capacity; subordinate

demonic

of, relation to, or characterisitics of a demon; fiendish; syn. frantic, frenzied, obsessed, possessed

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