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Flashcards in the crucible Deck (21):
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befouled

dirty or impure

2

quail

to show fear or apprehensionq

3

denounce

to express harsh criticism or condemnation of something or somebody, usually in public

4

flask

a small flat container for alcohol

5

rile

to irritate somebody enough that it provokes anger

6

stench

a horrible smell

7

gaunt

thin and bony in appearance

8

providence

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

9

summon

to call into court; to send for somebody

10

gibbet

a hanging post

11

excommunication

exclusion from the christian community

12

quavering

trembling

13

beguile

to charm, deceive, or cheat

14

floundering

hesitating in confusion

15

reprieve

the postponement of a punishment; to stop or postpone a punishment

16

retaliation

deliberate harm against somebody in response or revenge for a harm done

17

statute

law enacted by legislature or an established rule

18

adamant

very determined and not influenced by appeals to reconsider

19

belie

to disguise the true nature of something

20

boundless

limitless

21

penitence

regret for sins