The Crucible Vocab

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ideology

n. a manner or the content of thinking characteristic of an individual, group, or culture

paradox

n. a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true

theocracy

n. government of a state by immediate divine guidance or by church officials

dissembling

adj. concealing the facts; hiding under a false pretense

heathen

n. an uncivilized or irreligious person

faction

n. a group of persons forming a cohesive, usually contentious minority within a larger group

abomination

n. source of utter disgust or intense dislike; hateful, disgusting actions

deference

n. respect and esteem due a superior or an elder

providence

n. event guided by God or divine leadership

ail

v. suffer ill health

dwindling

adj. steadily lessening

vindictive

adj. disposed to seek revenge

smirch

v. to discredit or disgrace

corroborate

v. support with evidence or authority

abyss

n. an immeasurably deep gulf or great space

formidable

adj. dreadful; fearful; extremely serious

partisan

n. member of a party; faction, or cause

inert

adj. motionless; inactive

notorious

adj. widely and unfavorable known

exude

v. spread out in all directions

contiguous

adj. touching along a boundary or at a point

fathom

v. to understand

anarchy

n. a state of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental authority

avidly

adv. eagerly

blanch

v. become ashen or pale

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