The Crucible Vocabulary

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Allegiance

-Noun
-Loyalty or commitment of a subordinate to a superior or of an individual to a group or cause
-Those wishing to receive citizenship must swear their ____ to the republic.

Licentious

-Adjective
-Promiscuous and unprincipled in sexual matters
-John Proctor entered willingly into a ____ relationship with Abigail.

Pallor

-Noun
-An unhealthy pale appearance.
-Judging by your ____, you spend way too much time online and need to go out and get some sun.

Abomination

-Noun
-A thing that causes disgust or hatred.
-Reverend Parris regarded Abigail's actions as ____ to God.

Statutes

-Noun
-A written law passed by a legislative body.
-The tax is not specifically disallowed by ____ .

Daft

-Adjective
-Silly or foolish.
-"I never knew until tonight that the world is gone ____ with this nonsense."

Contentious

-Adjective
-Causing or likely to cause an argument.
-He was extremely ____ from the very first day of the investigation.

Ecstatic

-Adjective
-Feeling or expressing overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement.
-____ fans filled the stadium to watch their favorite team win the chamipionship.

Pretense

-Noun
-An attempt to make something that is not the case appear true.
-His anger is masked by a ____ that all is well

Prodigious

-Adjective
-Remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree.
-The stove consumed a ____ amount of fuel.

Bemused

-Verb
-Puzzle, confuse, or bewilder (someone).
-The old man ____ me with his babbling.

Calumny

-Noun
-The making of false and defamatory statements in order to damage someone's reputation or to slander.
-____ against the current president ruptured his reputation and belief in public.

Remorselessly

-Adjective
-Without regret or guilt.
-The murderer killed her ____, he admitted to having no guilt in court.

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