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The Crucible Acts 3 and 4 Vocabulary

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affidavit
(n) written statement under oath
blanched
(v/adj) paled; whitened
confounded
(v) confused; dismayed
contention
(n) point advanced or maintained in a debate or arguement
daft
(adj) mad; insane
deposition
(n) testimony of a witness made under oath but not in open court
effrontery
(n) shameless boldness
gulling
(v/adj) fooling
incredulously
(adv) with disbelief, skeptically
probity
(n) complete honesty, integrity
prodigious
(adj) of great size, power or extent
reproach
(v) to rebuke or discredit
adamant
(adj) firm; unyielding
agape
(adj) wide open
beguile
(v) to trick or delude
cleave
(v) to cling or adhere to
conciliatory
(adj) tending to soothe the anger of
floundering
(n/v) awkward struggling
gibbert
(n) gallows; a wooden frame used to hang criminals
indictment
(n) the state of being indicted (charged with a fault or crime)
providence
(n) divine guidance or care
purged
(v/adj) cleansed; purified
retaliation
(n) act of returning an injury or wrong
sibilance
(n) a hissing sound
tantalized
(v/adj) tormented, frustrated