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These vocabulary words are from the play "A Christmas Carol" in the 7th grade English textbook.

covetous (p.264)

wanting what others have

gait (p.264)

stride; movement

implored (p.265)

asked or begged earnestly; call upon

bestow (p.265)


morose (p.266)

gloomy; ill-tempered

resolute (p.267)


destitute (p.268)

living in complete poverty

endeavoring (p.268)

making an effort

malcontent (p.270)

a person who is never satisfied

misanthrope (p.270)

a person who hates or distrusts everyone

void (p.270)

total emptiness

insmoniac (p.270)

a person who has trouble sleeping

ponderous (p.272)

very heavy; bulky

forbearance (p.272)

to be patient when annoyed

benevolence (p.272)

a desire to do good to others; kindness

penance (p. 272)

forgiveness of sin

procuring (p.272)

to obtain or get by special effort

reclamation (p.274)

to demand the return of

stagnant (p.275)

motionless; without moving

burdensome (p.279)

very heavy; troublesome

idol (p.279)

any person or thing regarded with adoration or love

aspirations (p.279)

a strong desire for high achievement

engrosses (p.279)

fully occupies the mind or attention; absorbs

fraught (p.279)

filled; full of

remorse (p.280)

deep and painful regret for doing wrong

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