Background Information On The Crucible. By Arthur Miller. Arthur Miller. Born in 1915 Wrote about dilemmas of common people against powerful, unyielding forces. Native New Yorker, went through good times and bad times.
By Arthur Miller
Ingratiating – charming or flattering
Dissembling – disguising one’s real nature or motives
Calumny – false accusations; slander
Inclucation – teaching by repetition and urging
Propitiation – action designed to soothe or satisfy a person, cause, etc.
Licentious – lacking moral restraintVocabulary
1. crucible (kroo’ se bel) n. heat-resistant container in which metals are melted or fused at very high temperatures; thus, a severe trial or test.
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