Vocabulary Workshop Level A Unit 1

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apparel

(n.) clothing, that which serves as dress or decoration; (v) to put clothes on, dress up

besiege

(v.) to attack by surrounding with military forces; to cause worry or trouble

compress

(v.) to press together; to reduce in size or volume; (n.) a folded cloth or pad applied to an injury

denounce

(v.) to condemn openly; to accuse formally

dispatch

(v.) to send off or out for a purpose; to kill; (n.) an official message; promptness, speed; the act of killing

douse

(v.) to plinge into a liquid, drench; to put out quickly, extinguish

expressly

(adv.) plainly, in so many words; for a particular purpose

famished

(adj., part) suffering severely from hunger or form lack of something

forsake

(v.) to give up, renounce; to leave; abandon

gainful

(adj.) profitable; bringing in money or some special advantage

immense

(adj.) very large or great; beyond ordinary means of measurement

inept

(adj.) totally without skill or appropriateness

ingenious

(adj.) showing remarkable originality, inventiveness, or resourcefulness; clever

instantaneous

(adj.) done in an instant; immediate

irk

(v.) to annoy, trouble, make weary

libel

(n.) a written statement that unfairly or falsely harms the reputation of the person about whom it is made; (v.) to write or publish such a statement

misgiving

(n.) a feeling of fear, doubt, uncertainty

oaf

(n.) a stupid person; a big, clumsy, slow individual

recede

(v.) to go or move backward; to become more distant

repast

(n.) a meal, food

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