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Crucible Act 1 & 2

Vocabulary Review and Character List

TermDefinition
Abominations Anything greatly abhorred or shameful; something vile or destable.
Blatantly Brazenly oblivious, tastelessly conspicuous
Conjure To call upon or command (a spirit) by invocation or spell
Iniquity a gross injustice or wickedness; a sin
Paradox a statement that seems self contradictory or absurd but express a possible truth
Persecute to annoy or trouble persistently
Persecution The state of being constantly picked on
Predilection a tendency to think favorably of something; a partiality
Pretense a lie; false show of something
Prodigious extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree; wonderful or marvelous
Providence the foreseeing care and guidance of God
Subservient overly submissive; bowing to someone else.
Trepidation fear
Vindictive disposed or inclined to revenge; vengeful
Ameliorate to make something better or more bearable
indignant feeling strong displeasure over something considered unjust or unfair
avid showing great enthusiasm for
Pious having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God
Wily crafty; cunning
Evasive elusive; trying to avoid someone or something
Draft senseless; stupid; foolish
falter to hesitate or waiver; to stumble
Subtle difficult to perceive or understand because there is not enough evidence
calamity a great misfortune or disaster
John Proctor A local farmer who lives just outside town.
Abigail Williams Reverend Parris's Niece. They once was a servant for the Proctor household, but Elizabeth Proctor fired her after she discovered that Abigail was having an affair with her husband
Revered John Hale A young minister reputed to be an expert on witchcraft. They are called the Salem to examine Parris's daughter Betty.
Elizabeth Proctor Fired Abigail when she discovered that her husband was having an affair with Abigail. This character is very cold..
Reverend Parris This Character is paranoid, power hungry, yet oddly self - pitying figure. Many of the time folks dislike him. The minister of Salem's Church.
Rebecca Nurse Is wise and sensible, an upright woman, held in tremendous regard by most of the Salem community. This character falls victim to the hysteria when the Putnams accuse her of witchcraft and she refuses to confess.
Francis Nurse A wealthy, influential man in Salem. This character is well respected by most people in Salem, but is an enemy of Thomas Putnam and his wife.
Judge Danforth The deputy governor of Massachusetts and the presiding judge at the witch trials. This character believes he is honest and scrupulous in their own mind.
Giles Corey An elderly but feisty farmer in Salem, famous for his tendency to file lawsuits. This character wife was accused of witchcraft, and he himself is eventually held in contempt of court and pressed to death with large stones.
Thomas Putnam A wealthy, influential citizen of Salem, Putnam holds a grudge against Francis Nurse for preventing Putnam's brother -in- law from being elected to the office of minister.
Ann Putnam given birth to eight children, but only Ruth Putnam survived. . The other seven died before they were a day old, and Ann is convinced that they were murdered by supernatural means
Ruth Putnam The lone surviving child out of eight. The Revered Parris's catches her and the other girls dancing in the woods at night.
Tituba Reverend Parris's black slave from Barbados. This character agrees to perform voodoo at Abigail's request.
Mary Warren The Servant in the Proctor household and a member of Abigail's group of girls. This character is timid girl, easily influenced by those around her, who tried unsuccessfully to expose the hoax and ultimately recanted her confession.
Betty Parris The 10 year old daughter of Reverend Parris's. This character falls into a strange stupor after Parris catches her and the other girls dancing in the forrest with Tituba.
Martha Corey Giles Corey's third wife. This character reading habits lead to her arrest and conviction for witchcraft.
Ezekiel Cheever A man from Salem who acts as clerk of the court during witch trials. He is upright and determined to do his duty for justice.
Judge Hathorne A judge who presides, along with Danforth, over the witch trials.
Herrick The marshal of Salem
Mercy Lewis One of the girls in Abigail's group.
Created by: spotsville2