Victor 7th Grade English A Christmas Carol Vocabulary

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  1. Benevolence
    Benevolence - a disposition to do good; an act of kindness

    • His benevolence to the family in need was admired by all who knew him. 
    • John has a benevolent personality.
  2. Blemish
    Blemish - a noticeable imperfection especially one that seriously impairs appearance.
  3. Convey
    Convey - to impart or communicate by statement, suggestion, gesture,or appearance      -  to transfer or deliver 

    The teacher tried to convey to his students the importance of studying every night. 

    The huge tractor trailer was the major conveyance that transported the supplies to the devastated area.
  4. Covetous
    Covetous - having a craving for possession; marked by inordinate desire for wealth or possessions or for another's possessions 

    She was very covetous and had to have exactly what her best friend had. 

    Janet wanted to covet her neighbors treasured possessions.
  5. Endeavor
    Endeavor - to strive toachieve or reach
  6. Gruel
    Gruel - a thin porridge
  7. Horrid
    Horrid - innately offensiveor repulsive; shocking
  8. Implore
    Implore - to call upon in supplication
  9. Lament
    Lament - to moan aloud: wail 

    The woman began to lament over the loss of her husband. 

    The child lamentingly cried when he fell off the swing.
  10. Malcontent
    Malcontent - a discontented person; one who bears a grudge from a sense of grievance or thwarted ambition. 
  11. Misanthrope
    Misanthrope - a person who hatesor distrusts humankind.
  12. Miser
    Miser - a mean grasping person; especially one who is extremely stingy with money. 
  13. Morose
    Morose - having a sullen and gloomy disposition. 
  14. Obliged
    Obliged - to do a favor for; to put in one's debt by a favor or service.
  15. Parliament
    Parliament - a formal conference for the discussion of public affairs; the British House of Commons 
  16. Portly
    Portly - heavy or rotund of body; stout
  17. Provision
    Provision - the act or processof providing; a measure taken beforehand to deal with a need or contingency.
  18. Rakish
    Rakish - of, relating to, or characteristic of a rake. 
  19. Repent
    Repent – to feel or express sincere regret or remorse about one’s wrongdoing or sin. 
  20. Shrewd
    Shrewd – having or showing sharp powers or judgement.
  21. Specter
    Specter – A ghost.
  22. Toil
    Toil – To work extremely hard or incessantly. 
  23. Void
    Void – Not valid or legally binding; completely empty.
  24. Undertaker
    Undertaker – a person whose business is preparing dead bodies for burial or cremation and making arrangements for funerals.   
  25. Destitute
    Destitute – lacking possessions and resources; suffering extreme poverty. 

    The homeless man was destitute. 

    She walked into the church in a state of destitution.
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Victor 7th Grade English A Christmas Carol Vocabulary
A Christmas Carol Vocabulary
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