33 terms

Vocabulary for The Crucible

Act I and Act II
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theocracy
government of a state by immediate divine guidance or by church officials who are regarded as divinely guided
Heathen
an uncivilized or irreligious person; pagan
abominations
sources of utter disgust or intense dislike; hateful, disgusting actions
deference
respect and esteem due a superior or an elder
smirched
discredited or disgraced
corroborating
supporting with evidence or authority
intimations
hints; suggestions
formidable
dreadful; fearful; extremely serious
titillated
aroused; excited
sidle
move or turn sideways in a furtive manner
pretense
false show
prodigious
strange; unusual; portentous
contiguous
touching along a boundary or at a point
inculcation
teaching and impressing by frequent repetitions
licentious
lacking legal or moral restraints
ameliorate
to make better or more tolerable
contentious *EC
causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial
unperturbed *EC
free from emotional or mental agitation
befuddled *EC
make (someone) unable to think clearly; confused
tantalize *EC
torment or tease (someone) with the sight or promise of something that is unobtainable
adamant *EC
refusing to be persuaded or to change one's mind
abrogation *EC
repeal or do away with
succubi *EC
a female demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men.
infuriate *EC
to make very angry, enrage
enthralled *EC
Fascinated; charmed
bemused *EC
Bewildered or confused
predilection *EC
a predisposition in favor of something
lascivious *EC
lustful
rankle *EC
to cause anger, irritation, or bitterness (with the suggestion that the pain grows worse with time)
citadel *EC
a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place
propriety *EC
the quality of behaving in a proper manner; obeying rules and customs
trepidation *EC
Fear, nervous apprehension
fathom *EC
To understand
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