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18 terms

Crucible Vocab

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inert
motionless; non-reactive
persecute
to oppress a race or group of people because of ethnicity or religion
creed
a statement of beliefs or set of principles
potent
very strong, effective, or powerful; exerting persuasion, influence,or force
citadel
a fortress or strongly fortified building in or near a city, used as a place of refuge
paradox
something which has qualities that seem to contradict each other
vengeance
punishment that is inflicted in return for a wrong
apprehension
dread
resentment
ill feeling toward something or toward somebody
contention
an opinion or claim stated in an argument
formidable
difficult to deal with or overcome
conjure
to invoke supposed supernatural forces; to influence with spells
subservient
too eager to obey
pretense
insincere or feigned behavior
prodigious
great in amount, size, or extent
faction
dissenting minority within a larger group
afflict
to cause severe mental or physical distress to somebody
trepidation
fear or uneasiness about the future or a future event