The Crucible Vocab Part 2

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Beguile

Verb: to deceive; to charm; to enchant

Reprieve

(n) a temporary relief or delay; (v) to grant a postponement

Adamant

Adj: unyielding; firm in opinion

Incredulous

Adj: disbelieving, skeptical

Indictment

Noun: an accusation of wrongdoing

Penitence

n. Sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone.

Pretense

n. the act of giving a false appearance

Deference

noun: a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others; courtesy or respect for other's feelings

Providence

noun: work of divine direction

Inept

Adj: generally incompetent and ineffectual

Pious

Adj: deeply religious

Evasive

Adj: deliberately vague or ambiguous

Naught

Noun: nothing; zero; Adj: useless

Calamity

Noun: an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

Avid

Adj: marked by active interest and enthusiasm

Lechery

Noun: unrestrained or excessive indulgence of sexual desire

Blasphemy

Noun: speech or action which offends religious sentiments

Retribution

Noun: a repayment; a deserved punishment

Dote

Verb: to show excessive love or fondness

Wily

Adj: clever; deceptive

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