“The Crucible” Act 3 Vocab

vestry Quote: “The vestry room of the Salem meeting house” 83).Definition: A room in or attached to a church where the clergy put on their vestments and where these robes and other sacred objects are stored; a sacristy.Synonym: ChurchAntonym:
Abundunt Quote: “there is abundant evidence in our hands” (83).Definition: marked by great plenty (as of resources)Synonym: rich Antonym: poor
Sophistication Quote: “some humor and sophistication that does not, however, interfere with an exact loyalty” (85).Definition: the process or result of becoming cultured, knowledgeable, or disillusionedSynonym: elegance Antonym: un-aware
Wrath Quote: “He comes down to Giles, who awaits his wrath” (85).Definition: strong vengeful anger or indignationSynonym: hate Antonym: happiness
Affidavit Quote: “Then let him submit his evidence in proper affidavit” (86).Definition: a written report which is signed by a person who promises that the information is trueSynonym: oath Antonym: back-stabber
Depositions Quote: “She has signed a deposition” (88).Definition: a formal statement that someone who has promised to tell the truth makes so that the statement can be used in courtSynonym: impeachment Antonym: appointment
Imperceptible Quote: “now an almost imperceptible hardness in his voice” (92)Definition: not perceptible by a sense or by the mind: extremely slight, gradual, or subtleSynonym: gradual Antonym: obvious
deferentially Quote: “”very deferentially” (93).Definition: respect and esteem due a superior or an elder Synonym: civil Antonym: arrogantly
Befuddled Quote: “evil mixed itself with good and befuddled the world” (94).Definition: to muddle or stupefy with or as if with drinkSynonym: baffled Antonym: clearheaded
Plaintiff Quote: “And always a plaintiff too” (95).Definition: a person who brings a legal actionSynonym: complainant Antonym: defendant
Effrontery Quote: “I’ll have no effrontery here!”(98).Definition: shameless boldnessSynonym: arrogance Antonym: courtesy
immaculate Quote: “proof so immaculate no slightest qualm of conscience”(99)Definition: having no stain or blemishSynonym: bright Antonym: dirty
Qualm Quote: “qualm of conscience may doubt it” (99).Definition: a sudden attack of illness, faintness, or nauseaSynonym: anxiety Antonym: approval
Probity Quote: “Unless you doubt my probity?” (100).Definition: adherence to the highest principles and idealsSynonym: integrity Antonym: deceit
Gait Quote: “he will set the gait” (101).Definition: a manner of walking or moving on footSynonym: bearing Antonym: sit
Callously Quote: “callously lying” (101). Definition: not feeling or showing any concern about the problems or suffering of other peopleSynonym: ferociously Antonym: considerately
Manifest Quote: “nor any manifest of the Devil” (102). Definition: able to be seen: clearly shown or visibleSynonym: glaring Antonym: obscure
Auger Quote: “a very augur bit will now be turned into your souls until your honesty is proved” (103).Definition: a sharp tool that is used chiefly for making holesSynonym: borer Antonym: gimlet
Incredulously Quote: “pointing at Abigail, incredulously” (104).Definition: not able or willing to believe somethingSynonym: doubtful Antonym: credulous
Ipso Facto Quote: “witchcraft is ipso facto” (100)Definition: because of that fact: because of the fact that has just been mentionedSynonym: actually Antonym:
Slovenly Quote: “Were she slovenly?” (112).Definition: messy or untidySynonym: bedraggled Antonym: clean
Unperturbed Quote: “unperturbed, continuing to the “bird”” Definition: to not cause to be worried or upset Synonym: composed Antonym: anxious
Gulling Quote:?Definition: to not cause to be worried or upset Synonym: composed Antonym: anxious
Placidly Quote: “Cheever waits placidly” (100).Definition: not easily upset or excitedSynonym: patiently Antonym: acidly
Perjury Quote: “you have committed perjury and you will go to jail for it” (102). Definition: the crime of telling a lie in a court of law after promising to tell the truthSynonym: deception Antonym: truth

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