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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