The Crucible #2

Passage 3 & 4
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mood
(noun) the feeling or atmosphere; emotions the author's writing evokes for the reader
Mood=Feeling
tone
(noun) the writer's or speaker's attitude toward the subject of a story, toward a character, or toward the audience
Tone=Attitude
distinguished
(adjective) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation
afflicted
(adjective) mentally or physically unfit; suffering by illness or disease
incubi / succubi
(noun) incubi - male demons or evil spirits
(noun) succubi - female demons or evil spirits
trepidation
(noun) a feeling of alarm or dread
discomfort
(noun) the state of being tense and feeling pain
licentious
(adjective) lacking moral discipline; especially sexually unrestrained
intones
(noun) to recite in a singing tone; to mutter in monotone
corruptions
(noun) evil, immoral thoughts
enraptured
(adjective) deeply moved
ellipsis
(noun) omission or suppression of parts of words or sentences
animosity
(noun) strong dislike; bitter hostility
drought
(noun) a prolonged shortage
condemnation
(noun) an expression of strong disapproval
clapped
(verb) put, moved, set swiftly
prodding
(verb) urging someone on; to rouse or incite as if by poking; nag; goad
undertone
(noun) a hidden or implied meaning
magistrate
(noun) a public official authorized to decide questions bought before a court of justice
pallor
(noun) unnatural lack of color in the skin - as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress
poppet
(noun) doll
ameliorate
(verb) to make better; improve
entranced
(adjective) filled with wonder and delight
mimicking
(verb) imitating
crone
(noun) an ugly evil-looking old woman
stilted
(adjective) artificially stiff or formal in manner
malice
(noun) desire to inflict injury, harm, or suffering on others
falter
(verb) hesitate
lechery
(noun) excessive or illicit sexual activity
contemptuous
(adjective) showing or feeling that something is worthless or lacks respect