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A Christmas Carol Vocabulary

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affable
cordial, genial, gracious, sociable
benevolence
kindness, generosity, charity
destitution
state of being extremely poor, in extreme want
exerable
extremely bad, deserving of hate
hideous
very ugly, offensive, shocking
loathe
to detest
misanthrope
a hater of mankind
morose
being sullen or gloomy
odious
deserving hate or contempt
ominous
threatening
penitent
showing or feeling regret for wrongdoing, repentent
palpable
tangible, perceptible, easily noticeable
plaintive
mournful and expressing sorrow
ponderous
very heavy, unwieldly from weight
precept
a rule guiding conduct or imposing a standard
prodigious
extraordinary in bulk, quantity, or degree, great in size, enourmous
quake
to shake from shock or instability
reconcile
to reestablish friendship, to reslove a dispute
refuge
shelter or place of protection
surplus
an amount that is more than what is needed