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Vocabulary Words

Best Christmas Pageant Ever Vocabulary List

Chapter 1

  1. Hysterical(pg. 9)-A person who cries or laughs a lot because they are very excited or frightened or angry
  2. Contagious(pg. 12)-A disease which can be easily spread by direct contact with someone or something
  3. Pneumonia(pg. 16)-A serious disease that causes the lungs to become filled with fluid

Chapter 2

  1. Contribution (pg. 21)-To give help or money
  2. Pageant (pg. 25)- A public show or play
  3. Tradition (pg. 26)- The handing down of customs, ideas, and beliefs from one generation to the next

Chapter 3

  1.  Interrupt (pg. 35)-#2To talk when someone else is talking
  2. Rehearsal (pg. 40 )- To practice for a performance
  3. Sympathize (pg. 42)-#1 To understand or appreciate other people’s troubles

Chapter 4

  1. Truant (pg. 59)-A student who stays away from school
  2. Precious #1 (pg. 64)-Rare and valuable
  3. Ancestor (pg. 66)-Members of your family who lived a long time ago



Chapter 5

  1. Instincts #1 (pg. 69)-Behavior that is natural rather than learned
  2. Squeal #2 (pg. 76)-To betray a friend or tell a secret
  3. Cradle#1 (pg. 80)-A small bed for a young baby

Chapter 6

  1.  Memorial #2 (pg. 83)-Meant to help people remember someone
  2.   Urn (pg. 83)-A vase              
  3.   Committee (pg. 90)-A group of people chosen to make decisions    

Chapter 7

  1.   Swooped (pg. 95)-To rush down suddenly
  2.   Veil #1(pg. 98)-A piece of material worn by women as a covering for the head or face                  
  3.   Charitable (pg. 100)-An organization that raises money to help people in need