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A Christmas Carol Vocabulary - Stave 2

Vocabulary words from Dickens' A Christmas Carol Stave 2.
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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