Crucible Vocab Act 3 and 4

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affidavit

written declaration made under oath before an authorized officer

deposition

sworn written statement made infront of a legal official

imperceptible

impossible to perceive; gradual or subtle

befuddled

confused, disoriented

plaintiff

one who begins a lawsuit by bringing a legal action against another

immaculate

free from fault or blemish; spotlessly clean

probity

integrity; honesty

gait

manner of walking or running

callously

hardened or unfeeling

incredulously

doubting or skeptical

presently

at this time or period

gaunt

very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

agape

in surprise

gibbet

the gallows; post for hanging criminals

conciliatory

overcoming animosity or hostility; eager to make peace

beguile

to deceive

floundering

acting clumsily or awkwardly

reprieve

a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort or punishment

adamant

not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course; unyielding

cleave

stick; adhere; cling; be faithful

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