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.