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15 terms

The Crucible Vocab. Acts III and IV

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contentious
involving or likely to cause controversy
deposition
the act of deposing someone, the act of putting something somewhere
anonymity
state of being nameless; anonymousness; ADJ. anonymous
prodigious
far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
effrontery
audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to
incredulous
not disposed or willing to believe
blanched
ash-colored or anemic looking from illness or emotion
purge
an act of removing by cleansing
cleave
separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
tantalize
harass with persistent criticism or carping
floundering
to struggle clumsily or helplessly
sibilance
A hissing sound
calumny
an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
retaliation
action taken in return for an injury or offense
conciliatory
overcoming animosity or hostility