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1 A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote Vocabulary

2 Inaugurate

3 to make a formal beginning of; initiate; commence; begin

4 Inaugurate

5 Muse

6 to think or meditate in silence, as on some subject.

7 Muse

8 Paraphernalia

9 equipment, apparatus, or furnishing used in or necessary for a particular activity:

10 Paraphernalia

11 Ermine

12 the lustrous, white, winter fur of the ermine, often having fur from the animal's black tail tip inserted at intervals for contrast.

13 Ermine

14 Carnage

15 the slaughter of a great number of people, as in battle; butchery; massacre.

16 Carnage

17 festooned

18 a fabric suspended, draped, and bound at intervals to form graceful loops or scalloped folds.

19 festooned

20 burnish

21 to polish (a surface) by friction.

22 burnish

23 conspiracy

24 a combination of persons for a secret, unlawful, or evil purpose: He joined the conspiracy to overthrow the government. Law. an agreement by two or more persons to commit a crime, fraud, or other wrongful act. any concurrence in action; combination in bringing about a given result.

25 conspiracy

26 noncommittal

27 not committing oneself, or not involving committal, to a particular view, course, or the like

28 noncommittal

29 distemper

30 a deranged condition of mind or body; a disorder or disease:

31 distemper

32 sacrilegious

33 Violating something sacred (not necessarily religious)

34 sacrilegious It is sacrilegious to talk to a pitcher during a no hitter.

35 prosaic

36 commonplace or dull; matter-of-fact or unimaginative:

37 prosaic

38 rollick

39 to move or act in a carefree, frolicsome manner; behave in a free, hearty, or jovial way.

40 rollick

41 potent

42 powerful; mighty:

43 potent

44 cavort

45 to prance or caper about. to behave in a high- spirited, festive manner; make merry.

46 cavort

47 skinflint

48 Miser Mean person

49 skinflint

50 decease

51 the act of dying; departure from life; death.

52 decease

53 reveille

54 a signal, as of a drum or bugle, sounded early in the morning to awaken military personnel and to alert them for assembly. a signal to arise.

55 reveille

56 rime

57 an opaque coating of tiny, white, granular ice particles, caused by the rapid freezing of super cooled water droplets on impact with an object

58 rime

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