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38 terms

The Crucible Final Vocab

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Calumny
the act of uttering false charges maliciously calculated to damage another's reputation
Faction
a secret group; a clique
Intimations
hints; suggestions
Juncture
Points of time
Licentious
Lacking legal or moral restraints
Paradox
A statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet may be true
Propriety
Socially acceptable behavior and speech
Providence
An event guided by God or devine leadership
Smirched
Discredited or disgraced
Trepidation
Fearful, uncertain agitation; apprehension
Ameliorate
to make better or more tolerable
crone
a withered old woman
Flailing
searching in frustration; often with arms moving wildly
Pallor
paleness
Quail
to recoil in dread or terror
Tainted
Contaminated; corrupted
Befuddled
Confused
Callously
In a manner of feeling or showing no emotion
Deferentially
in a manner of showing respect and esteem due to a superior or an elder
Deposition
In depth testimony taken down in writing under oath
Effrontery
Shameless boldness; arrogant; insulting
Imperceptible
Extremely slight; gradual or subtle
Plaintiff
A person who brings a legal action against another
Probity
Honesty; Integrity; adherence to the highest principals and ideals
Manifest
Evidence of; appearance; sign
Wrath
Retributory punishment for an offense or a crime
Adamant
Unyielding; unshakable or immovable especially in opposition
Agape
Being in a state of wonder
Beguile
to mislead or deceive someone
Conciliatory
Eager to make peace; to reconcile
Reprieve
to delay punishment
Retaliation
Returning like for like; vengeance for an injury
Abominations
Sources of utter disgust or intense dislike; hateful; disgusting actions
Disputation
Verbal controversy; debate; argument
Dissembling
Concealing the facts; hiding under false pretense
Prodigious
Strange; unusual
Sibilance
a hissing sound
Trafficked
Traded; had dealings or associations with