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32 terms

CRUCIBLE ACT 1 VOCAB

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ABOMINATION
an action or being that is vicious or vile
ABROGATION
to end by formal means of government
ABYSS
a bottomless gulf or pit
AUTOCRACY
a political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual
BEMUSED
perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements
CORROBORATING
supporting with evidence or authority
DEFAMATION
damage reputation
DEFERENCE
a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
DISSEMBLING
the act of deceiving
EXALTATION
the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
FORMIDIBLE
fear inspiring
HYPOCRISY
pretending to be what one is not, especially to have feelings, beliefs, or virtues that one does not have
INERT
unable to move or resist motion
INGRATIATION
The process whereby people flatter, praise, and generally try to make themselves likable to another person, often of higher status
INNATE
inborn, natural
LICENTIOUS
lacking moral or sexual restraint, wanton
MALEVOLENCE
wishing evil to others
MALIGN
evil or harmful in nature or influence
METHODICAL
systematic
PARADOX
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth
PAROCHIAL
narrow in scope or outlook (narrow-minded); provincial; related to parishes
PARTISAN
biased in support of a party, group, or cause
PREDILECTION
a strong liking; preference
PRODIGIOUS
so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
PROPRIETY
correct or appropriate behavior
PRUDENT
showing self-restraint in speech and behavior
QUAKING
trembling, shuddering, quivering with fear
RESURGENCE
bringing again into activity and prominence
SECT
a subdivision of a larger religious group
TREPIDATION
a feeling of alarm or dread; fear
VINDICTIVE
revenge seeking
WILY
sly, shrewd, or cunning