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Title: The Crucible


1
The Crucible
  • Vocabulary
  • Part 2

2
Quail
  • Verb
  • To cringe from to pull back in fear
  • My puppy quails at the sight of costumed
    trick-or-treaters.

3
Gingerly
  • Adverb
  • With delicate care cautiously
  • We stepped gingerly through the broken glass so
    that we wouldnt cut our bare feet.

4
Abomination
  • Noun
  • Something that causes horror or disgust
  • The extermination of six million Jews during the
    Holocaust is one of the worst abominations in the
    history of mankind.

5
Blasphemy
  • Noun
  • A sinful act or remark
  • Andrew spoke blasphemy when he declared that the
    United States deserved the attack on 9/11.

6
CONTENTIOUS
  • Adjective
  • Argumentative
  • The contentious student challenged every point
    the teacher made about the situation in Iraq.

7
DEPOSITION
  • Noun
  • The testimony of a witness made under oath, but
    not in open court
  • The four-year-olds deposition was convincing to
    the jury even though the child was not in court.

8
IMPERCEPTIBLE
  • Adjective
  • Barely noticeable
  • An imperceptible breeze caused the filmy curtain
    to billow slightly.

9
ANONYMITY
  • Noun
  • The condition of being unknown or unacknowledged
  • The CIA agents anonymity allowed him to
    infiltrate the terrorist cell without causing
    suspicion.

10
PRODIGIOUS
  • Adjective
  • Of great size or power
  • The prodigious hail storm caused many insurance
    claims throughout the city.

11
EFFRONTERY
  • Noun
  • Shameless boldness
  • I was astonished at the students effrontery when
    I saw him going through my desk drawers without
    permission.
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