Name______________________________ Date___________________ Class Period_____ A Christmas Carol Vocabulary Practice Test (Stave 1) Word Bank balustrade misanthropic shillings dog days morose solemnized gaily palpable tacitly impropriety portly legatee resolute veneration DIRECTIONS: Complete the sentence with the correct vocabulary word, as used in the context. Use each word only once. 1. I ran to the edge but was stopped by the_______________________. 2. The little girl was chattering ___________________ all the way home. 3. The will appoints Mr. Smith her executor, and you the residuary _________. 4. Daniel seems very _______________ and gloomy. 5. He was a ___________________ man, red-faced and always panting. 6. Coal used to cost 3 __________________ a sack. 7. Her voice sounded calm and _________________. 8. I acquired lasting respect for tradition and veneration for the past. 9. He _______________admitted that the government had breached regulations. 10. The tension among the audience was ___________________. 11. The ____________________of August are upon us. 12. His father was a _____________________ but successful businessman. 13. I was surprised by the __________________ of his remarks. 14. She treated his friends with remarkable _________________. 15. “Scrooge was not so dreadfully cut up by the sad event, but that he was an excellent man of business on the very day of the funeral, and _______________ it with an undoubted bargain.