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A Christmas Carol Vocabulary-Stave 1

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executor
one who carries out the terms of a will
(un)hallowed
not holy or sacred
ramparts
fortification or protective barrier
rime
accumulation of small ice particles; frost
entreaty
earnest request or petition
ruddy
a healthy reddish color
palpable
readily or plainly seen; capable of being touched or felt
morose
gloomy or ill-natured
extinguished
put out, as a fire
veneration
a feeling or awe or respect
impropriety
an inappropriate or improper act
resolute
firm in purpose; decided; masked by firm determination
homage
respect or reverence paid or rendered
liberality
generosity; quality or state of being generous
destitute
without means; lacking basic material needs such as food, clothing, or shelter
facetious
joking
tremulous
vibratory; shaking or quivering
congeal(ed)
changed from liquid to solid; solidified
(mis)anthropic
dangerous for mankind
garret
part of a house or spaced just below the roof, often used for sorage
tactily
in a way that implies agreement that is not voiced or expressed
beguiled
relieved the tedium of; engaged
fain
obliged; obligated
livid
grayish blue
(ir)resolution
state of being uncertain or decided
balustrades
banisters; handrails on vertical balustres or spindles
gruel
a thin porridge made by boiling a small amount of oatmeal in a large amount of water
cravat
scarf worn around the neck and tied in a bow
incredulous
unable to believe
apparition
a supernatural appearance of a person or thing, especially a ghost
spectre
a ghostly appearance; a spirit
fettered
restrained or resricted with shackles or chains
ponderous
heavy
incessant
unending
benevolence
kindness
deference
respect, esteem, or regard for something or someone; submission or courteus yielding to the opinion or wishes of another
penance
an act or self-abasement performed to show sorrow or repetance for sin
countenance
the look or expression of the face
lamentation
expression of grief or sadness