GD The Crucible, Act II-III

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pallor

paleness

poppet

a small doll

ameliorate

to make better or more tolerable

indignant

showing anger aroused by something unjust, unworthy, or mean

crone

a withered old woman; a wise old woman

wily

crafty; cunning

flailing

searching in frustration; moving around erratically

daft

mad; insane

quail

to recoil in dread or terror

affidavit

sworn, written statement made before an authorized official

deposition

(law) a written record of a pretrial interrogation of a witness

imperceptible

extremely slight, gradual, or subtle

deferential

showing respect for another's authority, sometimes in a submissive manner

plaintiff

a person who brings a legal action against another

effrontery

audacious (even arrogant) behavior that one has no right to
ex.: "She had the effrontery to address me in public."

qualm

misgiving; a feeling of uneasiness about a point especially of conscience or propriety

probity

integrity; honesty; incorruptibility

gait

the way a person or animal moves on foot

auger

hand tool for boring holes

incredulously

skeptically; with disbelief

base

low; vile

slovenly

untidy; carelessly done

unperturbed

untroubled

gulling

taking advantage of; deceiving

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