Santa the salesman

vocabulary revision


WARNING many lists are of dubious usefulness. Vocabulary should be learnt in context. What follows is just a quick revision list and is no substitute for careful dictionary work and your own notetaking.

Match the key words with their definitions:


1. jolly
2. boost
3. fizz
4. twinkle
5. ash
6. soot
7. ambiguous
8. derive from
9. attributes
10. grip
11. sinister
a. bubbles of carbon dioxide
b. shine and flicker on and off like little lights
c. happy, merry
d. with two possible interpretations
e. increase
f. black powder that collects in chimneys
g. grey remains of a fire
h. hold
i. come from
j. disturbing, threatening
k. characteristics



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