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A Christmas Carol Vocabulary Quiz

Stave I- Marleys Ghost


1. ____that may be distinctly and easily seen through; clear A. Palpable
2. ____ with particular stress or prominence given; forcefully B. Frail
3. ____in utter want; entirely lacking in C. Melancholy
4. ____a depression of spirits, dejection, sadness, pensiveness D. Covetous
5. ____that can be felt; readily perceived by any of the sense E. Emphatically
6. ____pertaining to, or pertaining to an omen; portending evil F. Destitute
7. ____a ghost G. Transparent
8. ____acting without another H. Specter
9. ____very easily shattered; of weak health or physique; morally weak I. Ominous
10. ____to desire or wish for eagerly; to wish for what belongs to another J. Sole

A Christmas Carol Vocabulary Quiz


Stave II- The First of the Three Spirits

1. ____to regard with high respect A. Haunt


2. ____dark; not transparent B. Boisterous
3. ____embarrassed; puzzled; bewildered C. Spacious
4. ____large in extent; roomy; wide D. Perplexed
5. ____passage from one place or state to another E. Opaque
6. ____ to visit often or continually, to appear habitually as a ghost F .Meager
7. ____lean; poor in quality; scanty G. Apprentice
8. ____one being taught a trade or craft H. Reverently
9. ____ wild, noisy, turbulent; loud I. Transition

Use the following words correctly in a sentence (note, the definition should be apparent):
1. Preposterous
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2. Aspirations
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3. Destitute
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A Christmas Carol Vocabulary
Stave III- The Second of the Three Spirits
1. ________________ produced of itself without interference; unforced
2. ________________ worn to the bare thread; having the nap worn off
3. ________________ polite or well bred, refined
4. ________________ to beat back; to put to shame; reprimand
5. ________________ full of playful good humor
6. ________________ waste; destruction
7. ________________ to clothe; to dress up
8. ________________ gloomy, dreary, cheerless

Use the following words correctly in a sentence (note, the definition should be apparent):
9. cultivate
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10. unanimous
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11. profound
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12. apprehensive
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13. meager
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14. transparent
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Stave IV- The Last of the Spirits
1. ____________________covered with a cloth in which a body is wrapped for burial
2. ____________________not clearly expressed
3. _________to deprive of goods or property in a violent way; to take the goods in a violent way
4. _____________to feel regret for something which has occurred; to change ones sinful ways
5. ____________________to restore a friendship after an estrangement
6. ____________________to present or warn before-hand
7. ____________________ intense mental or physical pain
8. ____________________not capable of being moved by entreating; unyielding
9. ____________________to look at or examine something very carefully
10. ____________________stay for no apparent reason; to dawdle or delay
Properly use at least five vocabulary words from the story in sentences.