15 terms

A Charlie Brown Christmas

ESL vocab from "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (1965)
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rats
an expression of disappointment; "darn it"
sarcasm
(noun) A mocking, often ironic or satirical remark.
Pigpen
(noun) A place where pigs are kept; a character's name from the movie
security blanket
(noun) Inanimate object that the child has a special affection for. Provides additional attachment to caregiver.
phobia
(noun) a fear
secular
(adj.) Non-religious
commercialism
(idea) an emphasis on gaining profits through advertising or sponsorship
scripts
(noun, pl) A written version of a performance.
shepard
Someone who herds sheep.
slug
(noun, slang) to beat someone up
contrary
(Adj) Opposite in nature, direction, or meaning.
Take it from the top
(idiom) to begin [again] at the beginning, especially the beginning of a piece of music
get off the ground
(idiom) to make a successful beginning, go ahead. He will finally take his project and get it off the ground in the coming year.
blockhead
(noun) stupid person
goof
(adj.) silly, stupid