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A Christmas Carol Vocabulary

Stave I- Marleys Ghost


1. Emphatically- with particular stress or prominence given; forcefully (page 1)
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2. Sole- acting without another (page 1)
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3. Covetous- to desire or wish for eagerly; to wish for what belongs to another
(page 2)
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4. Palpable- that can be felt; readily perceived by any of the sense (page 4)
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5. Frail- very easily shattered; of weak health or physique; morally weak (page
7)
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6. Ominous- pertaining to, or pertaining to an omen; portending evil (page 9)
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7. Destitute- in utter want; entirely lacking in (page 9)
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8. Melancholy- a depression of spirits, dejection, sadness, pensiveness (page
13)
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9. Transparent-that may be distinctly and easily seen through; clear (page 18)
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10.Specter- a ghost (page 20)
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A Christmas Carol Vocabulary
Stave II- The First of the Three Spirits
1. Opaque- dark; not transparent (page 29)
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2. Preposterous- ridiculous; laughable; utterly absurd (page 29)
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3. Perplexed- embarrassed; puzzled; bewildered (page 30)
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4. Reverently- to regard with high respect (page 33)
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5. Spacious- large in extent; roomy; wide (page 36)
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6. Transition- passage from one place or state to another (page 38)
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7. Meager- lean; poor in quality; scanty (page 40)
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8. Apprentice- one being taught a trade or craft (page 42)
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9. Aspirations- eager desires; to aim at high things (page 48)
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10. Boisterous- wild, noisy, turbulent; loud (page 51)
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11. Haunt- to visit often or continually, to appear habitually as a ghost (page 52)
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A Christmas Carol Vocabulary
Stave III- The Second of the Three Spirits
1. Apprehensive- uneasy; anxious (page 56)
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2. Spontaneous- produced of itself without interference; unforced (page 56)
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3. Genial- polite or well bred, refined (page 58)
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4. Jovial- full of playful good humor (page 60)
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5. Threadbare-worn to the bare thread; having the nap worn off (page 66)
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6. Rebuke- to beat back; to put to shame; reprimand (page71)
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7. Desolation- waste; destruction (page 75)
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8. Attire-to clothe; to dress up (page 75)
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9. Dismal- gloomy, dreary, cheerless (peer 76)
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10. Profound- penetrating deep into knowledge; intense (page 77)
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11. Cultivate- to devote attention to (page 77)
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12.Unanimous- having the support, agreement, consent of all (page 79)
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A Christmas Carol Vocabulary


Stave IV- The Last of the Spirits
1. Shrouded- covered with a cloth in which a body is wrapped for burial (page
89)
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2. Vague- not clearly expressed (page 90)
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3. Scrutinize- to look at or examine something very carefully (page 95)
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4. Plunder- to deprive of goods or property in a violent way; to take the goods
in a violent way (page 97)
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5. Repent- to feel regret for something which has occurred; to change ones
sinful ways (page 98)
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6. Loiter- stay for no apparent reason; to dawdle or delay (page 99)
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7. Reconcile- to restore a friendship after an estrangement (page 106)
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8. Inexorable- not capable of being moved by entreaty unyielding (page 109)
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9. Foreshadow- to present or warn before hand (page 109)
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10. Agony- intense mental or physical pain (page 110)
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