The Crucible Act One 8K+ First Half

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20 terms

ideology

system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture

iniquity

wickedness

psalm

one of the 150 lyrical poems and prayers that comprise the Book of Psalms in the Old Testament

repression

(politics) a state of forcible subjugation
(psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious

vindictive

vengeful, in an especially spiteful or malicious way

antagonistic

hostile; indicating opposition or resistance

bickering

to quarrel about petty points

heathen

a person who does not acknowledge your God (usually Christian); by extension, an individual or group considered irreligious, uncivilized, or unenlightened

trepidation

a feeling of alarm or dread

abomination

an action that is vicious or vile, especially used in context of a violation of religious standards

inquisition

a severe interrogation (often violating the rights or privacy of individuals)

calumny

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

dissemble

to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression

arbitrate

to judge a dispute between two opposing parties

abyss

a deep or bottomless pit

autocracy (-cratic)

government by one person having unlimited power

defile

to make unclean, impure, or dirty

prodigious

so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe

predilection

a strong liking, preference for, or tendency toward something

theocracy

a government controlled by religious leaders

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