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Glossary of Vocabulary development for the Crucible

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Abominations
Noun: A cause of abhorrence or disgust.
Abyss
Noun: a. The primeval chaos out of which it was believed that the earth and sky were formed. b. The abode of evil spirits; hell.
Begrudge
Transitive Verb: To give or expend with reluctance.
Blatant
Adjective: Usage Problem Totally or offensively conspicuous or obtrusive
Confirm
Transitive Verb: To make firmer; strengthen
conjure
intransitive verb: 2a. To summon a devil by magic or supernatural power. b. To practice black magic
contention
Noun: An assertion put forward in argument
corroborate
TRANSITIVE VERB: To strengthen or support with other evidence; make more certain.
Dallied
Transitive Verb: To waste (time)
Deference
Noun: Courteous respect
formidable
adjective: Difficult to undertake, surmount, or defeat
Grievances
Noun: 3. Obsolete a. The act of inflicting hardship or harm. b. The cause of hardship or harm.
Ideology
NOUN: 2. A set of doctrines or beliefs that form the basis of a political, economic, or other system.
Ingratiating
ADJECTIVE: 2. Calculated to please or win favor.
Innate
ADJECTIVE: 3. Of or produced by the mind rather than learned through experience.
Junta
NOUN: 2. A council or small legislative body in a government, especially in Central or South America.
Motif
NOUN: 3. A repeated figure or design in architecture or decoration.
Parochial
ADJECTIVE: Narrowly restricted in scope or outlook; provincial: parochial attitudes.
Predilection
NOUN: A partiality or disposition in favor of something; a preference.
Rankle
TRANSITIVE VERB: To embitter; irritate.
Trafficked
INTRANSITIVE VERB: To carry on trade or other dealings.
Trepidation
NOUN: 2. An involuntary trembling or quivering

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