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Flashcards in the crucible vocab act 1 Deck (18):
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inert

motionless non-reactive

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persecute

to oppress a race or group of people bc of ethnicity or religion

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creed

a statement of beliefs or set of principles

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potent

very strong, effective, or powerful; exerting persuasion, influence, or force

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citadel

a fortress or strongly fortified building in or near a city, used as a place of refuge

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paradox

something which has qualities that seem to contradict each other

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vengeance

punishment that is inflicted in return for a wrong

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apprehesion

dread

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resentment

ill feeling toward something or toward somebody usually as a result of ill usage or insult or an instance of these

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contention

an opinion or claim stated in the course of an argurnment

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formidable

difficult to deal with or overcome

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conjure

to invoke supposed supernatural forces to influence with spells

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subservient

too eager to obey

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pretense

insincere or feigned behavior

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prodigious

great in amount size or extent

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faction

dissenting minority within a larger group

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afflict

to cause severe mental or physical distress to somebody

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trepidation

fear or uneasiness about the future or a future event