Vocabulary Words from "The Crucible"

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These flashcards have a list of 10 vocabulary words from "The Crucible" .  See how many of the definitions you know.


 
  
Created Sep 13, 2009
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crucible
 
[n.]1) a vessel used for melting metal, and therefore able to withstand high temperatures,...
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Paradox
 
[n.] a seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true; an ironic thing,...
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Witch-hunt
 
[n.] 1) in Puritan times, a search for supposed witches within the community; 2) today,...
4
Formidable
 
[adj.] awesome, strong, imposing, impressive, possibly inspiring fear or dread
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Iniquity
 
[n.] Wickedness, sin
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Prodigious
 
[adj.] 1) impressively huge, enormous; 2) extraordinary, marvelous
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Persecute
 
[v.] to oppress or harass; to treat badly
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Contentious
 
[adj.] argumentative, seeking and enjoying disagreement
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Vindictive
 
[adj.] vengeful, determined to get back at others for perceived wrongs
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Providence
 
[n.] good fortune, God's care {Puritans believed that as "chosen people" they were in...

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