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25 terms

The Crucible - Act I

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Heathen
n. an individual or group that is neither a Jew, Christian, nor Muslim.
Defile
v. to make foul, dirty, or unclean
Ingratiating
adj. charming or flattering
Communal
adj. shared by the people of a community; public
Autocratic
adj. absolute in power or authority
Paradox
n. a statement that contradicts itself
Witch-hunt
n. a campaign against a part of a group of people after behaving in an unconventional manner
Bid
n. an attempt to get something
Abomination
n. something disgustingly offensive
Snivel
n. to whinein a tearful manner
Grievances
n. causes of distress; complaints
Blatantly
adj. in an extremely obvious way
Vindictive
adj. seeking revenge; bearing a grudge
Remiss
adj. negligent; careless about a duty
Corroborating
v. to make certain
Contention
n. a point to be argued or debated
Clamored
v. having cried out or demanded noisily
Formidable
adj. of great strength, very powerful
Conjure
v. to imagine or make something up
Hypocrites
adj. people who say they believe one thing but actually believe in the opposite
Arbitrate
v. to judge a dispute between two opposing parties
Iniquity
n. injustice; wrong or wicked action or situation
Anarchy
n. a lack of government and law; confusion
Scrutiny
n. examination; inspection; review
Diametrically Opposed
adj. complete opposites