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Flashcards in crucible act 4 Deck (18):
1

flask

a small flat container for alcohol

2

rile

to irritate somebody enough that it provokes anger

3

stench

a horrible smell

4

gaunt

thin and bony appearance

5

providence

the wisdom, care, and guidance believed to be provided by god; good judgement and foresight in the management of affairs or resources

6

summon

to call into court; to send for somebody

7

gibbet

a hanging post

8

excommunication

exclusion from the christian community

9

quavering

trembling

10

beguile

to charm, deceive, or cheat

11

floundering

hesitating in confusion

12

reprieve

the postponement of punishment; to stop or postpone a punishment

13

retaliation

deliberate harm against somebody in response or revenge for harm done

14

statue

law enact by legislature or an established rule

15

adament

very determined and not influenced by appeals or reconsider

16

belie

to disguise the true nature of something

17

boundless

limitless

18

penitence

regret for sins