The Crucible Acts 3 and 4 Vocabulary

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affidavit

(n) written statement under oath

blanched

(v/adj) paled; whitened

confounded

(v) confused; dismayed

contention

(n) point advanced or maintained in a debate or arguement

daft

(adj) mad; insane

deposition

(n) testimony of a witness made under oath but not in open court

effrontery

(n) shameless boldness

gulling

(v/adj) fooling

incredulously

(adv) with disbelief, skeptically

probity

(n) complete honesty, integrity

prodigious

(adj) of great size, power or extent

reproach

(v) to rebuke or discredit

adamant

(adj) firm; unyielding

agape

(adj) wide open

beguile

(v) to trick or delude

cleave

(v) to cling or adhere to

conciliatory

(adj) tending to soothe the anger of

floundering

(n/v) awkward struggling

gibbert

(n) gallows; a wooden frame used to hang criminals

indictment

(n) the state of being indicted (charged with a fault or crime)

providence

(n) divine guidance or care

purged

(v/adj) cleansed; purified

retaliation

(n) act of returning an injury or wrong

sibilance

(n) a hissing sound

tantalized

(v/adj) tormented, frustrated

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