The Crucible Vocab. Acts III and IV

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contentious

involving or likely to cause controversy

deposition

the act of deposing someone, the act of putting something somewhere

anonymity

state of being nameless; anonymousness; ADJ. anonymous

prodigious

far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree

effrontery

audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to

incredulous

not disposed or willing to believe

blanched

ash-colored or anemic looking from illness or emotion

purge

an act of removing by cleansing

cleave

separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument

tantalize

harass with persistent criticism or carping

floundering

to struggle clumsily or helplessly

sibilance

A hissing sound

calumny

an abusive attack on a person's character or good name

retaliation

action taken in return for an injury or offense

conciliatory

overcoming animosity or hostility

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