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17 terms

Crucible Act 1 and 2

Acts 1 and 2 vocab
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predilection
a Pre-existing liking; preference
ingratiating
having a quality that brings oneself into favor; charming or flattering
dissembling
disguising one's real nature or motives; pretense
calumny
false accusation; slander
inculcation
teaching by repetition and insistent urging
propitiation
action designed to soothe or satisfy a person, cause, etc.; conciliation
licentious
lacking moral restraint disregarding accepted rules, especially in moral conduct
pallor
paleness
ameliorate
make better
avidly
eagerly; intently
base
low, contemptible
deference
courteous regard or respect
theology
religious philosophy or teachings; study of religion
quail
cringe from, pull back in fear
gingerly
with delicate care; cautiously
abomination
something that causes great horror and disgust
blasphemy
sinful act or remark