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24 terms

GD The Crucible, Act II-III

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pallor
paleness
poppet
a small doll
ameliorate
to make better or more tolerable
indignant
showing anger aroused by something unjust, unworthy, or mean
crone
a withered old woman; a wise old woman
wily
crafty; cunning
flailing
searching in frustration; moving around erratically
daft
mad; insane
quail
to recoil in dread or terror
affidavit
sworn, written statement made before an authorized official
deposition
(law) a written record of a pretrial interrogation of a witness
imperceptible
extremely slight, gradual, or subtle
deferential
showing respect for another's authority, sometimes in a submissive manner
plaintiff
a person who brings a legal action against another
effrontery
audacious (even arrogant) behavior that one has no right to
ex.: "She had the effrontery to address me in public."
qualm
misgiving; a feeling of uneasiness about a point especially of conscience or propriety
probity
integrity; honesty; incorruptibility
gait
the way a person or animal moves on foot
auger
hand tool for boring holes
incredulously
skeptically; with disbelief
base
low; vile
slovenly
untidy; carelessly done
unperturbed
untroubled
gulling
taking advantage of; deceiving