The Crucible Vocab List
Terms in this set (28)
sentence: At night you never know what villainous creatures might be afoot.
is a small division of a larger group, especially a religious group
sentence: He was the head of the religious sect in the village
act or move slowly
sentence: I dallied over the dishes and then went upstairs to watch TV.
a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favour of something.
sentence: all my life I never had a predilection for charades, but my entire family seems to love it.
go about in search of things to steal or people to attack.
sentence: In the olden days, pirates always marauded different villages, it were frightful times.
relating to a Church parish
sentence: The village held onto extremely valuable parochial records in the Church.
a fortress, typically one on high ground above a city.
sentence: The people were protected from the barbarians by a fortified citadel
special honour or respect shown publicly
sentence: It is important to pay homage to your deceased relatives from time to time.
remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree
sentence: Merlin had a particularly prodigious appetite, being able to eat multiple pounds of meat in one sitting.
sentence: villains in the movies always have a diabolical plan to capture and hurt the hero.
the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)
sentence: Today I offered my friend a cupcake in propitiation for going behind her back.
to create in a magical way
sentence: The wizard with a flick of a wrist was able to conjure a small fairy for the child to play with.
bad and harmful
sentence: He was upset about losing his job so he tried to malign his boss before he left.
having evil intent
sentence: In the olden days, people used to believe that malevolent spirits walked the earth that could hurt your family.
sentence: Although he was a very smart kid, he was also licentious, and was always flitting from one girl to another.
driven by lust, 'horny'
sentence: Lascivious acts committed whilst in public is often looked down upon
the act of raising, lifting and praising something
sentence: I expressed my exaltation for the news by dancing around the house
to abolish or to cancel out
sentence: In the United States, you cannot abrogate someone's right to free speech.
sentence: there is great contention about whether or not Jesus was the Son of Christ
banishment from the church
sentence: The prince always feared excommunication from the pope, so he always tried to stay on the pope's good side.
soaked, drenched, saturated
sentence: Tea is often steeped in hot water, then drunken.
intended or likely to placate or pacify
sentence: The friend made a conciliatory effort to help the two friends find common ground.
to struggle physically or mentally clumsily or helplessly; show or feel great confusion
sentence: She floundered, not knowing quite what to say.
refusing to be persuaded or to change one's mind
sentence: Her parents were adamant that she stayed at home that day as she had a high fever.
lose strength or momentum
sentence: Before she entered school, she too a faltering step as she remembered her chemistry test that day.
fail to fulfil or justify (a claim or expectation)
to give a false impression of, to misrepresent
sentence: Jason tried to belie the fact he was a lousy worker by showing up early at the office.
unwilling or unable to believe something
sentence: He stared at her incredulously not knowing what to do as she continued to spew out the truth.
torment or tease (someone) with the sight or promise of something that is unobtainable
sentence: the guards tantalized their prisoners by eating decadent food in front of them.