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20 terms

The Crucible Vocab Part 2

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Beguile
Verb: to deceive; to charm; to enchant
Reprieve
(n) a temporary relief or delay; (v) to grant a postponement
Adamant
Adj: unyielding; firm in opinion
Incredulous
Adj: disbelieving, skeptical
Indictment
Noun: an accusation of wrongdoing
Penitence
n. Sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone.
Pretense
n. the act of giving a false appearance
Deference
noun: a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others; courtesy or respect for other's feelings
Providence
noun: work of divine direction
Inept
Adj: generally incompetent and ineffectual
Pious
Adj: deeply religious
Evasive
Adj: deliberately vague or ambiguous
Naught
Noun: nothing; zero; Adj: useless
Calamity
Noun: an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
Avid
Adj: marked by active interest and enthusiasm
Lechery
Noun: unrestrained or excessive indulgence of sexual desire
Blasphemy
Noun: speech or action which offends religious sentiments
Retribution
Noun: a repayment; a deserved punishment
Dote
Verb: to show excessive love or fondness
Wily
Adj: clever; deceptive