The Crucible Vocab Words

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clod

(n) a lump or chunk, especially of earth or clay

contention

(n) a struggling together in opposition; strife

crucible

(n) a container used for heating substances to high temperatures. Also a severe test or trial.

defamation

(n) the act of defaming; false or unjustified injury of the good reputation of another, as by slander or libel; calumny

deposition

(n) a statement under oath, taken down in writing, to be used in place of the spoken testimony of the witness

gibbet

(n) a gallows with a projecting arm at the top, from which the bodies of criminals were formerly hung in chains and left suspended after execution

intimation

(n) to indicate or make known indirectly; hint; imply; suggest

lechery

(n) unrestrained or excessive indulgence of sexual desire

pallor

(n) unusual or extreme paleness, as from fear, ill health, or death

parish

(n) a local church with its field of activity

poppet

(n) a doll

predilection

(n) a preference or partiality

prodigious

(adj) extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force

propriety

(n) conformity to established standards of goods or proper behavior or manners

providence

(n) a manifestation of divine care or direction

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