The Crucible - Act I

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Heathen

n. an individual or group that is neither a Jew, Christian, nor Muslim.

Defile

v. to make foul, dirty, or unclean

Ingratiating

adj. charming or flattering

Communal

adj. shared by the people of a community; public

Autocratic

adj. absolute in power or authority

Paradox

n. a statement that contradicts itself

Witch-hunt

n. a campaign against a part of a group of people after behaving in an unconventional manner

Bid

n. an attempt to get something

Abomination

n. something disgustingly offensive

Snivel

n. to whinein a tearful manner

Grievances

n. causes of distress; complaints

Blatantly

adj. in an extremely obvious way

Vindictive

adj. seeking revenge; bearing a grudge

Remiss

adj. negligent; careless about a duty

Corroborating

v. to make certain

Contention

n. a point to be argued or debated

Clamored

v. having cried out or demanded noisily

Formidable

adj. of great strength, very powerful

Conjure

v. to imagine or make something up

Hypocrites

adj. people who say they believe one thing but actually believe in the opposite

Arbitrate

v. to judge a dispute between two opposing parties

Iniquity

n. injustice; wrong or wicked action or situation

Anarchy

n. a lack of government and law; confusion

Scrutiny

n. examination; inspection; review

Diametrically Opposed

adj. complete opposites

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