Vocabulary - The Crucible Acts I and II A I

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Vocabulary - The Crucible Acts I and II
ACT I
pulpit: an elevated platform or high reading desk used in preaching or conducting a worship
service.
Goody: short form of “Goodwife”; used as we would use “Mrs.” today.
faction: a party or group within an organization or government that is often quarrelsome or
self-seeking.
abomination: something that causes extreme disgust or hatred.
naught: nothing; old fashioned word for “nothing.”
clamored: uttered or proclaimed insistently and noisily; loudly insistent
ACT II
poppet: a handmade rag doll
magistrate: a local official entrusted with the administration of laws
blasphemy: words that are insulting or that show contempt or lack of reverence for God
lechery: immoderate indulgence in sexual activity; lewd or lustful behavior
vengeance: punishment inflicted in retaliation for an injury or offense
conjure: to summon a devil or spirit by invocation or incantation; to practice magical arts
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