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vocab

English Vocab

TermDefinition
Apparel Clothing that serves as dresses or decoration
Besiege To attack by surrounding with military forces, to cause 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 liquid, drench , to put out quickly, extinguish
Expressly plainly, in so many word; for a particular purpose
Famished Suffering severely from hunger from lack of something
Forsake To give up, renounce, to leave, abandon
Gainful Profitable; bring in money or some special advantages
Immense Very large or great; beyond ordinary means of measurment
Inept Totally without skill or appropriateness
Ingenious Showing remarkable originality, inventiveness, or resourceful; clever
Instantaneous Done in an instance; immediate
Irk To annoy, trouble, make weary
Libel A written statement that unfairly or falsely harms the reputation of the person about whom it is made; to write a published such a statement
Misgiving A feeling of fear, doubt, or uncertainty
Oaf 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
Contemporarty Belonging to the same period of the time as oneself; a person of the same time
Depict To portray; to represent or show in the form of a picture
Disinterested Fair minded, free from self motives; indifferent
Encompass To encircle, go or reach around; to enclose; to include with a certain group or class
Adverse Unfavorable, negative , working against , hostile
Assailant A person who attacks (with blows or words)
Billow A large wave; to rise or swell like a wave
Arid Extremely dry, uninteresting ,dull
Confront To meet face to face, especially as a challenge comes to grip with
Created by: isavell.naomi