The 12 Words of Christmas6 min read

"O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree..."

 

Happy holidays from the harbinger of hibernal hilarity, College Compass! We are proud to present one and all with the 12 vocabulary words of Christmas; now get out your flashcards kids … because here we go!


On the first day of Christmas, College Compass gave to me: a perfect score on the SAT!

Um… You’re welcome 🙂


This jovial jester says...

On the second day of Christmas, College Compass gave to me: two jovial jesters and a perfect score on the SAT!

Jovial (jō-vē-əl, -vyəl) : adjective, markedly good-humored cheer especially evidenced by jollity and conviviality.

Mary and Luke were surprisingly jovial, full of cheer and happiness, as they skated atop the frozen lake.


nostalgic nuns remember all the good times.

On the third day of Christmas, College Compass gave to me: three nostalgic nuns, two jovial jesters and a perfect score on the SAT!

Nostalgia (nä-ˈstal-jə): adjective, a wistful or exceedingly sentimental yearning for return to or or of some past period or irrecoverable condition.

During the holidays many people feel nostalgic, wishing for the years when they too experienced the holiday season as children.


 

On the fourth day of Christmas, College Compass gave to me: four mirthful mathematicians, three nostalgic nuns, two jovial jesters, and a perfect score on the SAT!

 

Mirth (ˈmərth): noun, gladness or gaiety as shown by or accompanied with laughter.

The hearty laugh of Santa Claus was mirthful, loud and full of joy, as he wished us a Merry Christmas and a goodnight!


"You mean ALL of those presents are MINE?!"

On the fifth day of Christmas, College Compass gave to me: five effervescent essays, four mirthful mathematicians, three nostalgic nuns, two jovial jesters, and a perfect score on the SAT!

Effervesce (ˌe-fər-ˈves): verb, to show liveliness or exhilaration.

The children’s effervescent twitching, barely contained excitement at the sight of all the presents under the tree, was infectious.


Jubilant Jingle Bells

On the sixth day of Christmas, College Compass gave to me: six jubilant jingle bells, five effervescent essays, four mirthful mathematicians, three nostalgic nuns, two jovial jesters, and a perfect score on the SAT!

Jubilant (ˈjü-bə-lənt): adjective,  exultant; exultantly joyful.

The caroling group had a jubilant sound, raising the spirits of all around them, as they strolled down the street spreading good cheer.


The Marriage at Cana, 1563 is a historic example of a convivial feast.

On the seventh day of Christmas, College Compass gave to me: seven convivial calculators, six jubilant jingle bells, five effervescent essays, four mirthful mathematicians, three nostalgic nuns, two jovial jesters, and a perfect score on the SAT!

Convivial (kən-ˈviv-yəl): adjective, relating to, occupied with, or fond of feasting, drinking, and good company.

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The holiday bazaar was thick with the air of conviviality, the townsfolk laughing and cavorting underneath the soft glow of thousands of tiny light bulbs.


On the eighth day of Christmas, College Compass gave to me: eight benevolent booklets, seven convivial calculators, six jubilant jingle bells, five effervescent essays, four mirthful mathematicians, three nostalgic nuns, two jovial jesters, and a perfect score on the SAT!

He forgot his Santa hat!

Benevolent (bə-ˈnev-lənt): adjective, marked by or disposed to doing good, organized for the purpose of doing good; marked by or suggestive of goodwill.

The stout and stern manager of the business was unusually benevolent, freely allowing his subordinates to sing along to holiday music and wear Santa hats to work on Friday.


On the ninth day of Christmas, College Compass gave to me: nine saccharine songs, eight benevolent booklets, seven convivial calculators, six jubilant jingle bells, five effervescent essays, four mirthful mathematicians, three nostalgic nuns, two jovial jesters, and a perfect score on the SAT!

Candy Canes could be called saccharine because they are so sweet.

Saccharine (ˈsa-kə-rən): adjective, overly sentimental; ingratiatingly or affectedly agreeable or friendly.

Aunt Ruthie had an unbearably sweet attitude during the holidays, her kisses big and saccharine when we arrived.


On the tenth day of Christmas, College Compass gave to me: ten tintinnabulating tutors, nine saccharine songs, eight benevolent booklets, seven convivial calculators, six jubilant jingle bells, five effervescent essays, four mirthful mathematicians, three nostalgic nuns, two jovial jesters, and a perfect score on the SAT!

Tintinnabulation (ˌtin-tə-ˌna-byə-ˈlā-shən): noun) the ringing or sounding of bells; a jingling or tinkling sound as if of bells.

Scrooge barely heard the tintinnabulation of the morning church bells, the ringing deafened by his zeal at being alive and having survived the three ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.


"Was I being too loud?"

On the eleventh day of Christmas, College Compass gave to me: eleven cacophonous kitty-cats, ten tintinnabulating tutors, nine saccharine songs, eight benevolent booklets, seven convivial calculators, six jubilant jingle bells, five effervescent essays, four mirthful mathematicians, three nostalgic nuns, two jovial jesters, and a perfect score on the SAT!

Cacophonous (ka-ˈkä-fə-nəs) adjective, having a harsh, unpleasant sound; discordant.

The muted morning sounds of the house were interrupted by the cacophonous sounds of children’s feet running down the stairs, the boy and his sister having just woken up on Christmas day.


"Daddy" Warbucks from the muscial "Annie" is a perfect example of a munificent magnate

On the twelfth day of Christmas, College Compass gave to me: twelve munificent magnates, eleven cacophonous kitty-cats, ten tintinnabulating tutors, nine saccharine songs, eight benevolent booklets, seven convivial calculators, six jubilant jingle bells, five effervescent essays, four mirthful mathematicians, three nostalgic nuns, two jovial jesters, and a perfect score on the SAT!

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Munificent (myu̇-ˈni-fə-sənt) adjective, very liberal in giving or bestowing; characterized by great liberality or generosity.

In the subsequent years, Ebenezer Scrooge could be only be described as munificent, freely giving to charities and those in need, and never more was haunted by the ghost of Jacob Marley.

 By Curtis Barber

 

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