Although The Crucible was written in 1953, Arthur Miller used 17th century language to make the play authentic. While the language creates a sense of realism, it can be confusing. This handout contains 32 words from Act 1 - 4 and their definitions. The lists are broken down by act. This sheet can be used to help students understand the text. Teachers may have students use these words in original sentence to help them understand their meanings more fully.