Word of the Day: crucible

Pronunciation: [kroo-suh-buh]

Definitions: 1. A severe, searching test or trial.
2.A container of metal or refractory material employed for heating substances to high temperatures.

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence: 1. The witch trials led in the McCarthy era serve as perfect examples of crucibles
2.  Crucibles are heat safe containers used in laboratories to subject compounds to extreme heat

Synonyms: canister, capsule,

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