Vocabulary Words From "The Crucible"


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crucible
 
[n.]1) a vessel used for melting metal, and therefore able to withstand high temperatures, 2) a severe or serious test

Paradox
 
[n.] a seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true; an ironic thing, or statement.

Witch-hunt
 
[n.] 1) in Puritan times, a search for supposed witches within the community; 2) today, a political campaign launched on the pretext of investigating activities subversive to the state.

Formidable
 
[adj.] awesome, strong, imposing, impressive, possibly inspiring fear or dread

Iniquity
 
[n.] Wickedness, sin

Prodigious
 
[adj.] 1) impressively huge, enormous; 2) extraordinary, marvelous

Persecute
 
[v.] to oppress or harass; to treat badly

Contentious
 
[adj.] argumentative, seeking and enjoying disagreement

Vindictive
 
[adj.] vengeful, determined to get back at others for perceived wrongs

Providence
 
[n.] good fortune, God's care {Puritans believed that as "chosen people" they were in God's special care or Providence.}
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