Crucible Act 2 Vocabrulary

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Calamity
a great misfortune or disaster, as a flood or serious injury.
Compensate
to recompense for something
Deceit
the act or practice of deceiving; concealment or distortion of the truth for the purpose of misleading;duplicity; fraud; cheating
Falter
to speak hesitatingly or brokenly.
Indignant
feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive,insulting, or base
Magistrate
a minor judicial officer, as a justice of the peace or the judge of a police court, having jurisdiction to try minor criminal cases and to conduct preliminary examinations of persons charged with serious crimes.
Resentful
full of or marked by resentment.
Sarcasm
a sharply ironical taunt; sneering or cutting remark
Begrudge
to envy or resent the pleasure or good fortune of (someone)
Civilly
politely; courteously.In accordance with civil law.
Evasively
tending or seeking to evade; characterized by evasion
Flailing
an instrument for threshing grain, consisting of a staff or handle to one end of which is attached a freely swinging stick or bar.
Flinch
to draw back or shrink, as from what is dangerous, difficult, or unpleasant.
Ineptly
generally awkward or clumsy; haplessly incompetent.
Weighty
burdensome or troublesome
Wily
full of, marked by, or proceeding from wiles; crafty; cunning.
Pallor
unusual or extreme paleness, as from fear, ill health, or death; wanness.
Ameliorate
to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve; meliorate.
Avidly
showing great enthusiasm for or interest in
Base
a fundamental principle or groundwork; foundation; basis
Deference
respectful submission or yielding to the judgment, opinion, will
Theology
the field of study and analysis that treats of God and of God's attributes and relations to the universe; study of divine things or religious truth; divinity.
Quail
a small, migratory
Gingerly
with great care or caution; warily.
Abomination
a vile, shameful, or detestable action, condition, habit
Blasphemy
impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things.