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December Holiday Vocabulary Quiz


Directions: Match the vocabulary words on the left with the definitions on the right.

Answer Word Definition(s)
______ 1. Hanukkah A. the Hindu festival of lights, celebrated as a religious holiday throughout India.
______ 2. Kwanzaa B. the day on which the Zen tradition commemorates the enlightenment, or nirvana, of the Buddha.
______ 3. ornaments C. a figure of a person made of packed snow.
______ 4. tinsel D. a period of time set aside for feasting and celebration.
______ 5. snowman E. the ninth month of the Islamic calendar; the month of fasting; the holiest period for the Islamic faith.
______ 6. Diwali F. an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires.
______ 7. Rohatsu G. something revealed or disclosed.
______ 8. Ramadan H. having or displaying great dignity or nobility.
______ 9. indulgence I. the act or ceremony of crowning a king, queen, or other sovereign.
______ 10. festival J. a glittering metallic substance used in pieces or strips to produce a sparkling effect cheaply.
______ 11. coronation K. something used to beautify or commemorate.
______ 12. majestic L. a Jewish festival lasting eight days, in commemoration of the rededication of the Temple by the Maccabees following their victory over the Syrians under Antiochus IV, characterized chiefly by the lighting of the menorah on each night of the festival.
______ 13. decoration M. complete and wholehearted fidelity.
______ 14. revelation M. an accessory or detail used to beautify the appearance of something.
______ 15. dedication O. a harvest festival celebrated from Dec. 26th until Jan. 1st in some African-American communities.


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