The Crucible Act 1 and 2 Vocabulary List

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calumny

(n) slander; false accusation

conjure

(v) to summon a devil or spirit by invocation or incantation

crucible

(n) a severe test or trial

dissembling

(n/v) disguising one's real identity or motives; pretense

formidable

(adj) causing fear, dread or apprehension

inculcation

(n) teaching by repetition

ingratiating

(adj) having a quality that brings oneself into favor

injunction

(n) an order or admonition

licentious

(adj) lacking moral restraint; disregarding accepted rules

menacingly

(adv) act in a threatening manner

predilection

(n) preference; pre-existing liking

propitiation

(n) action to soothe or satisfy a person or cause; conciliation

theology

(n) the study of religion

yeomanry

(n) body of small landed proprietors of the middle class

abomination

(n) something that causes great horror or disgust

ameliorate

(v) to make better; improve

avidly

(adv) eagerly; intently

base

(adj) low; contemptible

blasphemy

(n) sinful act or remark

crone

(n) a withered old woman

deference

(n) courteous regard or respect

gingerly

(adv) with delicate care; cautiously

pallor

(n) paleness

quail

(v) to cringe from; pull back in fear

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