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The Crucible Vocab

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ideology
n. a manner or the content of thinking characteristic of an individual, group, or culture
paradox
n. a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true
theocracy
n. government of a state by immediate divine guidance or by church officials
dissembling
adj. concealing the facts; hiding under a false pretense
heathen
n. an uncivilized or irreligious person
faction
n. a group of persons forming a cohesive, usually contentious minority within a larger group
abomination
n. source of utter disgust or intense dislike; hateful, disgusting actions
deference
n. respect and esteem due a superior or an elder
providence
n. event guided by God or divine leadership
ail
v. suffer ill health
dwindling
adj. steadily lessening
vindictive
adj. disposed to seek revenge
smirch
v. to discredit or disgrace
corroborate
v. support with evidence or authority
abyss
n. an immeasurably deep gulf or great space
formidable
adj. dreadful; fearful; extremely serious
partisan
n. member of a party; faction, or cause
inert
adj. motionless; inactive
notorious
adj. widely and unfavorable known
exude
v. spread out in all directions
contiguous
adj. touching along a boundary or at a point
fathom
v. to understand
anarchy
n. a state of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental authority
avidly
adv. eagerly
blanch
v. become ashen or pale