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semester 1 vocab

vocabulary for semester 1

TermDefinition
Apparel clothing that serves as dress or decoration
Besiege to attack by surrounding with military forces to worry or trouble
Compress to press together, to reduce in size of volume; a folded cloth or pad applied to an injury
Denounce to condemn openly, to accuse formally
Dispatch to send off or out for a purpose to kill, an official message, promptness speed
douse plunge into a liquid, drench, to put out quickly extinguish
expressly plainly, in so many words, for a particular purpose
famished suffering severely from hunger or from lack of something
forsake to give up, renounce, to leave, abandon
gainful profitable, bring in money or some special advantage
immens very large or great; beyond ordinary means of measurement
inept totally without skill or appropriateness
ingenious showing remarkable originality, inventiveness, or resourcefulness; clever
instantaneous done in an instance; immediate
irk to annoy, trouble, make weezy
libel a written statement that unfairly or falsely harms the reputation of the person about whom its made; to write a publish such a statement
misgiving a feeling of fear, doubt, or uncertainly
daf a stupid person, a big, clumsy, slow individual
recede to go or move backward; to become more distant
repast a meal, food
constrain to force, compel; to restrain, hold back
contemporary belonging to the same period of time as oneself, a person of the same time
depict to portray; to represent or show in the for 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
Created by: grahamchan