Vocabulary Words From "The Crucible"

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,...
Paradox
[n.] a seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true; an ironic thing,...
Witch-hunt
[n.] 1) in Puritan times, a search for supposed witches within the community; 2) today,...
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...

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