Vocabulary for The Christmas Literature Unit


venturesome - Involving risk or danger; hazardous; daring; adventurous; bold; brave

The balsam grows up the rocky craigs where only a venturesome man may go.

"Papa says the balsam grows high on the rocky craigs up near heaven where only a venturesome man will go," said Ruthie.


droop - To sag in dejection or exhaustion; wilt; hang down; flop

He worked until his eyelids drooped shut.


conductor - One who conducts, especially one who is in charge of a railroad train, bus, or streetcar

"All aboard," the conductor cried out.


groom - To care for the appearance of; to make neat and trim; clean up; prepare; brush; tidy up

Teeka groomed each of the reindeer.


nestled - To settle snugly and comfortably; snuggle; cuddled up

The children were nestled, all snug in their beds while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads.