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45 terms

vocab dickens

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domestic
having to do with family
drudge
hard worker
compassion
pity
singular
strange
abutting
bordering on
literally
really
wainscot
to line a room or wall with a fabric of wood paneling
countinghouse
a place in which a business carries out its clearical and financial functions
attain
to arrive at through effort
incompatible
conflicting
pantomime
a drama performed solely with actions and gestures
fancy
imagination creativeness
emulation
the imitation of another with the idea of equaling or going beyond
humiliation
disgrace or shame
desolate
deserted, forlorn, lonely
encamped
to share living accommodations temporarily
apparition
a strange sight
embellishment
ornamentation
exclusive
not shared with another person
counsel
advice
confectioner
a person who makes or sells sweet food
currant
a seedless raisin
resort
to go often
inscription
a short message written on or carved into a hard surface
resources
available money or poverty
ineffectual
not producing a desired result
anticipate
to use in advance, as an allowance of money or a legacy
lounge
to spend time idly
vagabond
a wanderer
exquisitely
intenesely
expeditious
fast and efficient
reconcile
to accept or agree to something
remonstrated
to protest
insolvent
not able to pay debts
borough
1. a self-governing town 2. a unit of a larger city
excruciating
intense
dexterity
skill cleverness
solitary
alone
oppression
something that weighs heavily on the mind, body, or senses
accommodate
to settle differences; reconcile
allusion
an indirect but meaningful reference
remote
distant; slight
impart
1. to give 2. to make known
endure
1. to last 2. to tolerate
tithe
1. a tax or contribution 2. one tenth or an small amount