30 terms

General Vocabulary List 3

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besiege
Attack, overwhelm, crowd in on or surround
compress
A force that pushes on or squeezes a material.
denounce
To condemn openly
dispatch
done quickly and efficiently; to send
douse
plunge into water; drench; extinguish
expressly
definitely, clearly
famished
extremely hungry
forsake
To abandon
immense
huge
inept
incompetent; unskilled; useless
ingenious
Cleverly inventive and resourceful
instantaneous
immediate
irk
to irritate or be wearisome
libel
Writing that falsely injures another person
misgiving
doubt; suspicion
oaf
a stupid, clumsy person
recede
to go back; to withdraw
adverse
Unfavorable, opposing, harmful
arid
Extremely dry
assailant
a person who attacks violently (with blows or words)
billow
swelling out in waves; surging (as in water, smoke, or wind)
constrain
to forcibly limit or restrict
contemporary
Modern
depict
to represent; to portray
disinterested
Unbiased, impartial; not interested
encompass
surround; include
groundless
without any good reason or cause, unjustified
hypocrite
A person who acts in a way that contradicts what they say
incomprehensible
impossible to understand
manipulate
to handle or use skillfully; to manage or control for personal gain or advantage

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