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The Crucible Act One 8K+ First Half

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ideology
system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture
iniquity
wickedness
psalm
one of the 150 lyrical poems and prayers that comprise the Book of Psalms in the Old Testament
repression
(politics) a state of forcible subjugation
(psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious
vindictive
vengeful, in an especially spiteful or malicious way
antagonistic
hostile; indicating opposition or resistance
bickering
to quarrel about petty points
heathen
a person who does not acknowledge your God (usually Christian); by extension, an individual or group considered irreligious, uncivilized, or unenlightened
trepidation
a feeling of alarm or dread
abomination
an action that is vicious or vile, especially used in context of a violation of religious standards
inquisition
a severe interrogation (often violating the rights or privacy of individuals)
calumny
slander; an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
dissemble
to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression
arbitrate
to judge a dispute between two opposing parties
abyss
a deep or bottomless pit
autocracy (-cratic)
government by one person having unlimited power
defile
to make unclean, impure, or dirty
prodigious
so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
predilection
a strong liking, preference for, or tendency toward something
theocracy
a government controlled by religious leaders