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Flashcards in "The Crucible" Vocab (Act Four) Deck (21):
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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 in 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 a punishment; to stop or postpone a punishment

13

retaliation

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

14

statute

law enacted by legislature or an established rule

15

adamant

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

19

befouled

dirty or impure

20

quail

to show fear or apprehension

21

denounce

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