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The Crucible Vocab Words

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clod
(n) a lump or chunk, especially of earth or clay
contention
(n) a struggling together in opposition; strife
crucible
(n) a container used for heating substances to high temperatures. Also a severe test or trial.
defamation
(n) the act of defaming; false or unjustified injury of the good reputation of another, as by slander or libel; calumny
deposition
(n) a statement under oath, taken down in writing, to be used in place of the spoken testimony of the witness
gibbet
(n) a gallows with a projecting arm at the top, from which the bodies of criminals were formerly hung in chains and left suspended after execution
intimation
(n) to indicate or make known indirectly; hint; imply; suggest
lechery
(n) unrestrained or excessive indulgence of sexual desire
pallor
(n) unusual or extreme paleness, as from fear, ill health, or death
parish
(n) a local church with its field of activity
poppet
(n) a doll
predilection
(n) a preference or partiality
prodigious
(adj) extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force
propriety
(n) conformity to established standards of goods or proper behavior or manners
providence
(n) a manifestation of divine care or direction