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The Gift of the Magi

Activities to go with the story "The Gift of the Magi"

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parsimonystinginess
vestiblelobby or entrance hall
meretriciousshowy, meant to attract attention
appertainingto have to do with, relate
instigatesto bring about by stirring up
imputationthe charging of a wrong doing to someone
mendicandybegging
predominatinggreater in power or number
depriciateto lessen the value of
metaphorfigure of speech, one is like the other
ransackingsearch through every part
ornamentationto make more beatutiful
prudencegood judgement, careful thought
truantperson who is absent
laboriouslygreat effort
inconsequentialunimportant
scrutinysearching look or close examination
assertiona firm positive statement
illuminatedto light up or make clear
Magithree wise men


Anita Nall

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