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  • 1. A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens Stave One Vocabulary
  • 2. benevolence
  • 3. (noun) - a goodness towards others Sandra’s weekly volunteer hours at the soup- kitchen and her donations to the Humane Society earned her a reputation for benevolence.
  • 4. covetous
  • 5. (adjective) - jealously eager to possess something Gollum is covetous of the Ring that Frodo carries. “The poor man wants many things; the covetous man, all.” -- Herman Melville
  • 6. destitute
  • 7. (adjective) – poor - without food clothing and shelter; without After the earthquake, many Haitians were left not only poor, but destitute.
  • 8. facetious
  • 9. (adjective) - playful, joking, lighthearted Even though Pedro’s remark was meant to be facetious, Isabella’s feelings were hurt.
  • 10. fettered
  • 11. (adjective) - chained, shackled The dog longed for freedom after a lifetime of being fettered in the yard.
  • 12. forbearance
  • 13. (noun) - self-control; patient endurance Alice had to practice forbearance when babysitting the six unruly children.
  • 14. gruel
  • 15. (noun) - a thin cereal-like oatmeal The children stared in disbelief at the gruel that awaited them at the dinner-table.
  • 16. hob
  • 17. (noun) - a shelf beside a fire to keep the kettle hot Put the pot of soup on the hob, Bella. We are not quite ready for dinner.
  • 18. homage
  • 19. (noun) - a public show of respect In his speech she paid homage to Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa, and Ghandi.
  • 20. incredulous
  • 21. (adjective) - not willing to believe, skeptical Ernest looked incredulous as his daughter approached with a shaved head, a nose ring and new, permanent tattoo across her forehead.
  • 22. irresolution
  • 23. (noun) - an action lacking firmness of purpose; hesitation The king’s hesitation was obvious; his announcement of his son’s banishment was marked with irresolution.
  • 24. misanthropic
  • 25. (adjective) - disliking people or mankind in general The misanthropic old man growled at each person that passed by, then went home to dine by himself.
  • 26. portly
  • 27. (adjective) - overweight, stout The prince was quite portly and found that he had trouble running stadiums in Pfit.
  • 28. ruddy
  • 29. (adjective) - a healthy reddish color, particularly from outdoor life After a summer working on his grandfather’s beet farm, Aidan had strong muscles and a ruddy complexion.
  • 30. susceptible
  • 31. (adjective) - impressionable; yielding readily to Babies and elderly people are the most susceptible to common illnesses.
  • 32. tremulous
  • 33. (adjective) - quavering; trembling Her voice was tremulous when she told the sorrowful tale.
  • 34. unhallowed
  • 35. (adjective) - not consecrated or holy The townspeople accused the women of witchcraft. They were said to have been practicing their unhallowed rituals in the stone cottage by the woods.
  • 36. veneration
  • 37. (noun) - feeling of awe or reverence A memorial was erected in veneration of the unknown soldiers from the Vietnam War.
  • 38. waggish
  • 39. (adjective) - humorous Limerick writers often use waggish humor.