The Crucible Final Vocab

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Calumny

the act of uttering false charges maliciously calculated to damage another's reputation

Faction

a secret group; a clique

Intimations

hints; suggestions

Juncture

Points of time

Licentious

Lacking legal or moral restraints

Paradox

A statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet may be true

Propriety

Socially acceptable behavior and speech

Providence

An event guided by God or devine leadership

Smirched

Discredited or disgraced

Trepidation

Fearful, uncertain agitation; apprehension

Ameliorate

to make better or more tolerable

crone

a withered old woman

Flailing

searching in frustration; often with arms moving wildly

Pallor

paleness

Quail

to recoil in dread or terror

Tainted

Contaminated; corrupted

Befuddled

Confused

Callously

In a manner of feeling or showing no emotion

Deferentially

in a manner of showing respect and esteem due to a superior or an elder

Deposition

In depth testimony taken down in writing under oath

Effrontery

Shameless boldness; arrogant; insulting

Imperceptible

Extremely slight; gradual or subtle

Plaintiff

A person who brings a legal action against another

Probity

Honesty; Integrity; adherence to the highest principals and ideals

Manifest

Evidence of; appearance; sign

Wrath

Retributory punishment for an offense or a crime

Adamant

Unyielding; unshakable or immovable especially in opposition

Agape

Being in a state of wonder

Beguile

to mislead or deceive someone

Conciliatory

Eager to make peace; to reconcile

Reprieve

to delay punishment

Retaliation

Returning like for like; vengeance for an injury

Abominations

Sources of utter disgust or intense dislike; hateful; disgusting actions

Disputation

Verbal controversy; debate; argument

Dissembling

Concealing the facts; hiding under false pretense

Prodigious

Strange; unusual

Sibilance

a hissing sound

Trafficked

Traded; had dealings or associations with

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