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Flashcards in the crucible act 4 Deck (18):
1

flask

small flat container for alcohol

2

rile

to irritate and provoke anger

3

stench

a horrible smell

4

gaunt

thin and bony in appearance

5

providence

wisdom care and guidance believed to be provided by God

6

summon

to call into court to call for somebody

7

gibbet

a hanging post

8

excommunication

exclusion fro the Christian community

9

quavering

trembling

10

beguile

to charm deceive or cheat

11

floundering

hesitating in confusion

12

reprieve

the postponement of a punishment

13

retaliation

deliberate harm against somebody

14

statute

law enacted by legislature

15

adament

very determined and not influenced by appeals to reconsider

16

belie

to disguise the true nature of something

17

boundless

limitless

18

penitence

regret for sins