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'A Christmas Carol' Vocabulary

Charles Dickens' Christmas Classic

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A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

HarperCollins

Here's a vocabulary list from A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. Use these terms for reference, study, and discussion.

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Stave 1

  • ironmongery
  • simile
  • unhallowed
  • residuary
  • ramparts
  • entreaty
  • trifle
  • phantoms
  • intimation
  • morose
  • impropriety
  • resolute
  • homage
  • ominous
  • facetious
  • brazier
  • solitude
  • misanthropic
  • garret
  • congenial
  • phenomenon
  • irresolution
  • balustrades
  • transparent
  • waistcoat
  • caustic
  • waggish
  • spectre
  • remorse
  • benevolence
  • supernatural
  • apparition
  • dirge
Stave 2
  • opaque
  • preposterous
  • perplexed
  • endeavoured
  • recumbent
  • extinguisher
  • fluctuated
  • supplication
  • vestige
  • extraordinary
  • condescension
  • celestial
  • terrestrial
  • decanter
  • chaise
  • agitation
  • avarice
  • supposition
  • tumultuous
  • uproarious
  • brigands
  • boisterous
  • onslaught
  • despoil
  • irrepressible
  • haggard
  • irresistible
Stave 3
  • apprehensive
  • spontaneous
  • combustion
  • consolation
  • predicament
  • transformation
  • petrification
  • capacious
  • artifice
  • scabbard
  • compulsion
  • diffuse
  • jovial
  • parapets
  • facetious
  • apoplectic
  • opulence
  • demurely
  • conspicuous
  • filberts
  • officious
  • zeal
  • livid
  • heresy
  • penitence
  • rebuke
  • odious
  • stingy
  • plaintive
  • scanty
  • desolation
  • cultivate
  • contortions
  • credulity
  • execrable
  • confidential
  • prostrate
  • perversion
Stave 4
  • shroud
  • pendulous
  • excrescence
  • skaiter
  • latent
  • resolutions
  • slipshod
  • cesspools
  • offal
  • defiance
  • obscene
  • repress
  • successor
  • foreshadow
  • intercourse
Stave 5
  • extravagance
  • illustrious
  • courage
  • array
  • feign
  • alteration
  • malady
  • knowledge

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