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25 terms

vocab midterm

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besiege
to attack by surrounding with armed forces; to cause worry or trouble
compress
to press together; to reduce in size and volume; a folded pad or cloth applied to an injury
denounce
to condemn openly; to accuse formally
repast
(n.) a meal, food
adverse
(adj) unfavorable, negative; working against, hostile
maximum
(n.) the greatest possible amount or degree; (adj.) reaching the greatest possible amount or degree
barrage
a rapid, large-scale outpouring of something
restrict
to keep within set limits; to confine
instantaneous, speedy, quick, prompt
(adj.) done in an instant; immediate
groundless
(adj.) without any good reason or cause, unjustified
ruffle, disturb, frill
(v.) to wrinkle, make uneven; to annoy, upset; to flip through; (n.) a gathered strip of material used for trimming edges; a ripple; a low drumbeat
strand
a beach or shore; a string of wire, hair, etc.; to drive or run aground; to leave in a hopeless position
vacate, depart, abandon, give up
to go away from, leave empty; to make empty; to void, annul
bungle
to act or work clumsily and awkwardly; to ruin something through clumsiness
expend
to pay out, spend; to use up
illicit
not permitted, unlawful, improper
prevaricate
to deliberately avoid the truth; to mislead
cringe
shrink back as if in fear; cower
innovation
Something new; a new way of doing something
inept
totally without skill or appropriateness
apparel
ANT: undress, unclothe, strip, denude
dispatch
recall, withhold
billow
trough ; deflate colapse
gainful
unprofitable, unrewarding, nonpaying
illusion,
Syn ; delusion, deception, fantasy