Here are some words that you may not know.

Humbug (page 5)
Sentence: “’Bah!’ said Scrooge. Humbug!’”
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: nonsense
Synonyms: gibberish, **rubbish**, **silliness**

Endeavoring (page 9)
Sentence: “’…a few of us are endeavoring to raise a fund to buy the poor some meat and drink, and means of warmth… ‘”
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: attempting to achieve something
Synonyms: aim, aspire, seek, strive

Facetious (page 10)
Sentence: “Scrooge resumed his labors with an improved opinion of himself, and in a more facetious temper than usual with him.”
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: amusing; humorous
Synonyms: humored, hilarious, frivolous, funny, joking

Proffering (page 10)
Sentence: “Meanwhile the fog and darkness thickened so that people ran about with flaring links, proffering their services to go before horses in carriages, and conduct them on their way.”
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: suggest, offer
Synonyms: **proposition**, extend, give, present

Tremulous (page 10)
Sentence: “The ancient tower of a church, whose gruff old bell was always peeping slyly down at Scrooge out of a Gothic window in the wall, became invisible, and struck the hours and quarters in the clouds, with tremulous vibrations afterward, as if its teeth were chattering in its frozen head up there.”
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: shaking
Synonyms: palpitating, quavering, quivering, trembling

Brazier (page 11)
Sentence: “In the main street, at the corner of the court, some laborers were repairing the gas-pipes, and had lighted a great fire in a brazier, round which party of ragged men and boys were gathered, warming their hands and winking their eyes before the blaze in rapture.”
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: a metal receptacle for holding live coals or other fuel, as for heating a room
Misanthropic (page 11)
Sentence: “The water-plug being left in solitude, its overflowing suddenly congealed, and turned to misanthropic ice.”
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: the act of hating mankind
Synonyms: hater, isolate, loner, recluse, skeptic

Ruddy (page 11)
Sentence: “The brightness of the shops, where holly springs and berries crackled in the lamp heat of the windows, made pale faces ruddy as they passed.”
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: red/reddish
Synonyms: blooming, bronze, **crimson**, **florid**, **flush**, fresh

Lusty (page 11)
Sentence: “If the good Saint Dunstan had but nipped the Evil Spirit’s nose with a touch of such weather as that, instead of using his familiar weapons, then indeed, he would have roared to lusty purpose.”
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: enthusiastic
Synonyms: active, aggressive, brisk, lively

Regale (page 11)
Sentence: “The owner of one scant young nose, gnawed and mumbled by the hungry cold as bones are gnawed by dogs, stooped down at Scrooge’s keyhole to regale him with a Christmas carol…”
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: to entertain/ delight
Synonyms: amuse, divert, satisfy, please

Beguiled (page 13)
Sentence: “Scrooge took his melancholy dinner in his usual melancholy tavern; and having read all the newspapers, and beguiled the rest of the evening with his banker’s book, went home to bed.”
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: to pass time
Livid (page 14)
Sentence: “That, and its livid color, made it horrible; but its horror seemed to be in spite of the face, and beyond its control, rather than a part of its own expression.”
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: very pale, especially unnaturally so
Synonyms: ashy, blanched, colorless, discolored