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The Crucible Act One

Vencie Maxey's English III Honors Class Vocabulary from Arthur Miller's The Crucible
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ideology
the body of ideas reflecting the social needs and aspirations of an individual group, class, or culture
dissemble/dissembling
to disguise or conceal behind a false appearance
propriety
exclusively owned, private; conformity to appropriate behavior or manners
conjure
to call or bring to mind; bring forth
faction
group/clique within a larger group
defer/deference
to put off; respectful or courteous regard; submission to the will or wishes of another
vindictive
disposed to seek revenge
snivel/sniveling
to cry or whine with snuffling
intimate/intimations
to make known subtly or indirectly; to suggest
trepidations
states of alarm or dread; apprehensions
calumny
a false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something
titillate/titillated
to excie or arouse agreeably
prodigious
impressively great in size, force, or talent; enormous, extraordinary
pretense
the act of pretending; a fake appearance or action intended to deceive
defame/defamation
to harm a reputation by libel or slander
anarchy
absence of government or order
licentious
sexually immoral
formidable
causing fear or awe; worthy, difficult
subservient
serving or acting in a subordinate capacity; subordinate
demonic
of, relation to, or characterisitics of a demon; fiendish; syn. frantic, frenzied, obsessed, possessed