Crucible Vocab Act 1

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autocratic
One who has undisputed influence or power.
citadel
A fortress that commands a city.
conjure
To summon a devil or spirit by invocation or incantation; to practice magical arts.
deference
Respect and esteem due a superior or elder.
defile
To corrupt the purity or perfection of.
dwindle
To become steadily less.
faction
A party or group (usually within a government) that is often contentious or self-seeking.
gibberish
Unintelligible or meaningless language.
heathen
An unconverted member of a people or nation that does not acknowledge the God of the Bible.
ingratiate
To gain favor or favorable acceptance by deliberate effort.
innate
Belonging to the essential nature of something.
junta
A group of persons controlling a government especially after a revolutionary seizure of power.
manifestation
One of the forms in which someone or something, such as a person, a divine being, or an idea, is revealed.
injunction
An act whereby one is required to do or to refrain from doing a specified act.
naught
Nothingness; nonexistence.
paradox
A statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true.
parochial
Narrowly restricted in scope or outlook; of or relating to a church parish.
predilection
An established preference for something.
rankle
To cause anger, irritation, or deep bitterness.
somber
Of a dismal or depressing character.