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coven
a group of witches so called because they had made a covenant with the devil
witch hunt
organized persecution religious, political, social raesons usually in times of stress or danger.
scapegoat
one who take the blame for troubles that beset a community especially unexplainable troubles.
goody
abbreviation for goodwife. used as we use the term Mrs.
blacklist
list of suspected communists in the entertainment and academic professions. those couldnt get work during the McCarthy era.
subversive
spy who operates from within to overthrow the system
fanaticism
obsessive devotion to one's system of beliefs
purjury
lying under oath
theocracy
government in which there is no seperation of church and civil authority.
crucible
container for refining precious metals in a furnice. The heat burns up the impurities. came to mean severe test or trial.
conjure
to summon spirits or cast spells (practice withccraft)
exorcism
religious right for casting out demons from a bewitched person.
blasphemy
irreverence or disrespect for religion (cursing)
providence
fate
faction
a group that breaks off from the main group.
dissembling
pretending, hiding ones true feelings or motivation.
abomination
something sinful or unclean, obsene practices
calumny
slander (talking trash)
prodigious
grand, huge in scope
theology
study of God and religion
traffik
having dealings with (did you traffik with the devil)