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The Crucible Vocab #1

The Crucible Vocab list #1

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Esoteric
Intended for or understood by only a particular group; Of or relating to that which is known by a restricted number of people; Confined to a small group; Not publicly; disclosed; confidential
Inefficacious
Lacking the power to produce a desired effect: Ineffective
Laudable
Worthy of praise: Commendable
Decorous
marked by propriety and good taste
Ignominious
Marked with or characterized by disgrace or shame: Dishonorable; deserving of shame or infamy: Despicable; Humiliating, Degrading
Augur
An official diviner of ancient Rome; One held to foretell events by omens
Genial
Having a pleasant or friendly manner; Condusive to life, growth, or comfort; mild; relating to or marked by genius; Of or relating to marriage; nuptial
Evanescent
Tending to vanish like vapor
Lucubration
Laborious study or meditation; Writing produced by laborious effort or study
Iniquity
gross injustice: Wickedness; a wicked act or thing: Sin
Countenance
Appearance, especially the expression of the face; The face or facial features; A look or expression indicative of encouragement or of moral support; Support or approval; Obsolete Bearing; demeanor
Indolent
Disinclined to exert oneself; habitually lazy; Conducive to inactivity or laziness
Emolument
Payment for an office or emplyment; compensation
Beson
A bundle of twigs attached to a handle and used as a broom; Sports the broom used to sweep the ice from the path of a curling stone.
Abash
To make ashamed or uneasy; To destroy self-confidence
Foolscap
A Sheet of writing paper or printing paper measuring 13 x 16 inches
Appellation
The act of calling by a name
Languid
Lacking force or quickness of movement: Slow; Lacking energy or vitality; weak; Showing little or no spirit or animation; listless
Dotage
A deterioration of mental faculties; senility
Haughty
Scornfully and condescendingly proud
Farthingale
a support (as of hoops) worn especially in the 16th century beneath a skirt to expand it at the hipline
Beadle
A minor parish official whose duties include ushering and preserving order at services and sometimes civil functions
Expatiate
To move about freely or at will; to speak or write at length or in detail
Commiseration
to feel or express sympathy
Filial
relating to, or befitting a son or daughter; having or assuming the relation of a child or offspring to parent
Alacrity
Cheerful willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness; celerity
Indubitably
Too evident to doubted: Unquestionable
Fastidious
Prossessing or displaying careful, meticulous attention to detail; Difficult to please; Excessively scrupulous or sensitive; Having complicated nutritional requirements
Inclement
Lacking mildness; Severe in temper or action: Unmerciful; Physically severe: Stormy
Contumely
harsh language or treatment arising from haughtiness and contempt

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