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  • A Christmas CarolCharles Dickens
    Stave One
  • benevolence
  • (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.
  • covetous
  • (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
  • destitute
  • (adjective) – poor - without food clothing and shelter; without
    After the earthquake, many Haitians were left not only poor, but destitute.
  • facetious
  • (adjective) - playful, joking, lighthearted
    Even though Pedro’s remark was meant to be facetious, Isabella’s feelings were hurt.
  • fettered
  • (adjective) - chained, shackled
    The dog longed for freedom after a lifetime of being fettered in the yard.
  • forbearance
  • (noun) - self-control; patient endurance
    Alice had to practice forbearance when babysitting the six unruly children.
  • gruel
  • (noun) - a thin cereal-like oatmeal
    The children stared in disbelief at the gruel that awaited them at the dinner-table.
  • hob
  • (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.
  • homage
  • (noun) - a public show of respect
    In his speech she paid homage to Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa, and Ghandi.
  • incredulous
  • (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.
  • irresolution
  • (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.
  • misanthropic
  • (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.
  • portly
  • (adjective) - overweight, stout
    The prince was quite portly and found that he had trouble running stadiums in Pfit.
  • ruddy
  • (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.
  • susceptible
  • (adjective) - impressionable; yielding readily to
    Babies and elderly people are the most susceptible to common illnesses.
  • tremulous
  • (adjective) - quavering; trembling
    Her voice was tremulouswhen she told the sorrowful tale.
  • unhallowed
  • (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.
  • veneration
  • (noun) - feeling of awe or reverence
    A memorial was erected in venerationof the unknown soldiers from the Vietnam War.
  • waggish
  • (adjective) - humorous
    Limerick writers often use waggish humor.