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20 terms

Crucible Vocab Act 3 and 4

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affidavit
written declaration made under oath before an authorized officer
deposition
sworn written statement made infront of a legal official
imperceptible
impossible to perceive; gradual or subtle
befuddled
confused, disoriented
plaintiff
one who begins a lawsuit by bringing a legal action against another
immaculate
free from fault or blemish; spotlessly clean
probity
integrity; honesty
gait
manner of walking or running
callously
hardened or unfeeling
incredulously
doubting or skeptical
presently
at this time or period
gaunt
very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
agape
in surprise
gibbet
the gallows; post for hanging criminals
conciliatory
overcoming animosity or hostility; eager to make peace
beguile
to deceive
floundering
acting clumsily or awkwardly
reprieve
a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort or punishment
adamant
not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course; unyielding
cleave
stick; adhere; cling; be faithful