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vocabulary workshop

level A Unit 1

vocabulary wordmeaning
apparel 1 clothing, that which serves as dress or decoration
apparel 2 to put clothes on, dress up
besiege 1 to attack by surrounding with military forces
besiege 2 to cause worry or trouble
compress 1 to press together
compress 2 to reduce in size or volume
compress 3 a folded cloth or pad applied to an injury
denounce 1 to condemn openly
denounce 2 to accuse formally
dispatch 1 to send off or out for a purpose
dispatch 2 to kill
dispatch 3 an official message
dispatch 4 promptness, speed
dispatch 5 the act of killing
douse 1 to plunge into a liquid, drench
douse 2 to put out quickly, extinguish
expressly 1 plainly, in so many words
expressly 2 for a particular purpose
famished suffering severely from hunger or from lack of something
forsake 1 to give up renounce
forsake 2 to leave, abandon
gainful 1 profitable
gainful 2 bringing in money or some special advantage
immense 1 very large or great
immense 2 beyond ordinary means of measurement
inept totally without skill or appropriateness
ingenious 1 showing remarkable originality, inventiveness, or resourcefulness
ingenious 2 clever
instantaneous 1 done in an instant
instantaneous 2 immediate
irk to annoy, trouble, make weary
libel 1 a written statement that unfairly or falsly harms the reputation of the person about whom it is made
libel 2 to write or publish a statement that unfairly or falsly harms the reputation of a person
misgiving a feeling of fear, doubt, or uncertainty
oaf 1 a stupid person
oaf 2 a big, clumsy, slow individual
recede 1 to go or move backward
recede 2 to become more distant
repast a meal, food
Created by: sebbott



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