30 terms

vocabulary workshop level A modified review unit 1-3

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apparel
clothing, that which serves a dress or decoration, to put clothes on, to dress up
compress
to press together, to reduce in size or volumn, a folded cloth or pad applied to an injury
dispatch
to send off or out for a purpose; to kill, an official message, promptness
douce
to plunge into a liquid, drench, to put out quickly, extinguish
famished
suffering severly from hunger or from lack of something
gainful
profitable, brining in money or some special advantage
inept
totally without skill or appropriateness
instantaneous
done in an instant; immediate
irk
to annoy, trouble, make weary
misgiving
a feeling of fear, doubt, or uncertainty
confront
to meet with face-to-face, especially as a challenge, come to groups with
depict
to portray, to represent or show in the form of a picture
disinterested
fair-minded, free from selfish motives, indifferent
encompass
to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose, to include with a certain group or class
hypocrite
a person who pretends to be what he or she is not or better than he or shee really is, a two-faced person
incomprehensible
impossible to understand
manipulate
to handle or use skillfully; to manage or control for personal gain or advantage
maximum
the greatest possible amount or degree, reaching the greatest possible amount or degree
mimic
a person who does imitations, to imitate, to make fun of
serene
peaceful, calm, free of emotional upset, clear and free of storm, majestic grand
bigto
an intolerant, prejudiced or biased person
designate
to indicate, point out, appoint, selected but not yet installed
diversity
difference, variety, a condition of having many different types for forms
global
relating to or involving the entire world, comprehensive
illusion
a false idea, something that one seems to see or to be aware of that really does not exist
motivate
to provide with a reason for doing, to push on to some goal or course of action
restrict
to keep within set limits, to confine
terrain
the landsccape, especially considered with regard to its physical feature or fitness for some use, a field of knowledge
vocation
any trade, profession, or occupation, a sense of fitness or special calling for one's work.
vow
a solemn or sacred promise or pledge, to declare or promise in a solemn way