The following words or terms will be used in the presentation. Your students will find it easier to follow the presentation if they are familiar with their meanings.
AFFLICTION - outbursts of strange behavior - muscle spasms, fits etc.
BLASPHEME - to speak against God or holy things.
COVENANT - a agreement, usually written.
FAMILIAR - animal companion of witches; cats, yellow birds, etc.
DESTITUTE - having no money; totally impoverished.
DEVIL'S BOOK - Witches agreed to follow Satan by signing the Devils Book. In exchange they received their supernatural powers.
DEVIL'S MARK - a wart or blemish on the skin. Accused witches were examined to see if they had the Devil's Mark as evidence of their guilt.
GOSPEL WOMAN - a religious woman who studies the Bible.
HYSTERIA - abnormal excitement; violent emotional outbursts by an individual (Mass hysteria would effect an larger group. For example the entire village of Safe experienced the witchcraft hysteria)
MUTTERING - talking to oneself; mumbling.
TORMENT - to torture.
WITCH - a woman who serves the devil by doing evil.
WIZARD - a male witch.