A Christmas Carol Vocabulary - Stave 2

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Vocabulary words from Dickens' A Christmas Carol Stave 2.

opaque

not transparent; not clear

preposterous

1. inverted order; 2. wrong; perverted; contrary to nature; absurd

perplexed

puzzled

endeavored

an effort; an exertion of physical or mental powers in the attainment of an object

recumbent

leaning; reclining

extinguisher

a hollow, conical utensil to be put on a candle to extinguish it

fluctuate

to shift back and forth uncertainly

supplication

petition; earnest request

vestige

the mark or remains of something; as in the vestiges of ancient civilization

extraordinary

beyond the common degree or measure

condescension

submission to inferiors in granting requests or performing acts which strict justice does not require

celestial

heavenly

terrestrial

earthly; having to do with the earth

decanter

a kind of glass bottle for holding wine or other liquors

chaise

a two-wheeled carriage drawn by a horse

agitation

1. the state of being moved with violence; as in, the sea after a storm is in agitation; 2. disturbance or tranquility of the mind; state of frustration

avarice

covetousness; greed

supposition

that which is supposed; conjecture; hypothesis; opinion or belief without proper evidence

tumultuous

greatly agitated; noisy; turbulent; violent

uproarious

marked by uproar; noisy

brigands

bandits

boisterous

loud; noisy; turbulent; tumultuous

onslaught

attack

despoil

to strip; to take from by force; to rob

irrepressible

not capable of being repressed, restrained or controlled

haggard

having the expression of one wasted by want or suffering

irresistable

that cannot be successfully resisted or opposed; overpowering

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