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semester 1 vocab

vocabulary for semester 1

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
groundless without any good reason or cause; unjustified
hypocrite a person who pretends to be what he or she is not or better than he or she 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
mimik a person who does imitation, to imitate, to make fun of
ruffle to wrinkle, make uneven to annoyy, upset to flip through a gathere
serene peaceful, calm, free of emotional upset; clear and free of storm, majestic, grant
sheepish embarassed, resembling a sheep in meakness timid
stamina the strength needed to keep going to overcome physical or mental strain; staying power
barrage a rapid, large-scale outpouring of something
bigot an intolerant, prejudiced or biased person
designate to indicate, point out; too appoint, selected but not yet installed
diversity difference, variety, a condition of having many different types of forms
enigma someone or something that is extremely puzzling, that which cannot be understood or explained
gloat to look at or think about with great intensity and satifsfaction; to take great personal joy
global relating to, or including the entire world; comprehensive
illusion a false idea; something that one seems to see or to be aware of that really does not exist
infuriate to make very angry, enrage
motivate to provide with a reason for doing; to push on to some goal or course of action
pacifist one . who is against war or the use of violence; opposing war on violence
queue a line of people waiting for something; to form such a line
restrict to keep with set limits; to confine
sage wise; a very wise person
slake to satisfy, relieve, or bring to an end
ovation an enthusiastic public welcome, an outburst of applause
petty unimportant, trivial; narrow-minded; secondary in rank, minor
plight a sorry condition or state; to pledge, promise solemnly
repent to feel sorry for what one has done or failed to do
reverie a daydream; the condition of being lost in thought
revocation an act or insurance of calling back, an annulment, cancelation
scan to examine closely; to look over quickly
eerie causing fear because of strangeness; weird, mysterious
facet on aspect or side of a subject or problem, one of the cut surfaces of a gem
fidelity the state of being faithful; accuracy in details, exactness
fray a brawl, a noisy quarrel, to wear away by rubbing
headstrong willful, stubborn
inhabitant one living, permanently in a given place
numb having lost the power of feeling or movement; to dull the feelings of , to to lose feeling
pacify to make peaceful or calm; to soothe
ravenous greedy; very hungry; eager for satisfaction
refute to prove incorrect
remorse deep and painful regret for ones past misdeads, pangs of conscious
setback something that interferes with progress, a disappointment, unexpected loss or defeat, a step like recession in a wall
agenda the program for a meeting; a list, outline,
amiable friendly
befuddle to confuse
blight a disease that causes plants to wither and die
boisterous rough and noisy in a cheerful way
clarity clearness, accuracy
compliant willing to do what some else wants
conserve to preserve; to keep from being damaged, lost, or wasted, to save
debut a first public appearance, a formal entrance into society; to make a first appearance
gory marked by bloodshed, slaughter, or violence
gross overweight; course, vulgar; very noticeable; total; an overall total; twelve dozen, to earn
induce to cause, bring about, to persuade
leeway extra space for moving along a certain route; allowance for mistakes or inaccuracies; margin of error
limber flexible; to cause to become flexible
maze a network of paths through which it is hard to find ones way; something very mixed up and confusing
oracle someone or something that can predict the future
partisan a strong supporter of a person, party, or cause; one whose support is unreasoning; a resistance fighter; guerilla
reimburse to pay back; to give payment for
vacate to go away from, leave empty; to make empty; to void, annul
vagabond an idle wanderer; a tramp; wandering, irresponsible
Created by: grahamchan



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