Word of the Day – Jan. 23 – Crucible

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Noun: Crucible (KROO-suh-bul)

Definition:

1. A vessel in which metals or other substances are heated to a very high temperature or melted.

2. A severe test.

3. A place or situation in which concentrated forces interact to cause or influence change or development.

Sample sentence: Living in Paris in the late 60’s was like living in a crucible with many angry confrontations between workers, students and government.

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