The Crucible Act 1 Vocabulary

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maraud (vb)

to rove or raid in search of booty

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propriety (n)

the quality of behaving in a proper manner; obeying rules and customs

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partisan (adj)

a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person

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paradox (n)

a contradiction or dilemma

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malign (vb)

badmouth

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dissembling (vb)

deceive, conceal one's true motives, feelings, or beliefs

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subservient (adj)

subordinate in capacity or role; submissively obedient; serving to promote some end

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enthrall (vb)

capture the fascinated attention of

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intimation (n)

a hint, indirect suggestion

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vivisect (vb)

dissect, cut open while alive

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formidable (adj)

inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable

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inculcation (n)

teaching by repetition and insistent urging

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perpetuation (n)

the act of prolonging something

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fathom (vb)

to understand fully

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seditious (adj)

resistant to lawful authority

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ascertain (vb)

to make certain

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ingratiate (vb)

gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts

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deference (n)

humble submission and respect

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lascivious (adj)

driven by lust

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inanition (n)

exhaustion resulting from lack of food

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citadel (n)

a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place

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faction (n)

A group with a distinct political interest

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prodigious (adj)

remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree

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heresy (n)

against orthodox opinion

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phalanx (n)

Formation of soldiers carrying shields close together for defense; any very close group of people

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