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Vocabulary Unit 1

Level A

TermDefinition
apparel clothing, that which serves as a dress or decoration
besiege to attack by surrounding military forces; to cause worry or trouble
compress to press together, to reduce in size; a folded cloth 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
douse to plunge into a liquid, to drench; to put out quickly
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; bringing in money or some special advantage
immense very large or great; beyond ordinary means
inept totally without skill or appropriateness
ingenious showing remarkable originality, inventiveness, or resourcefulness; clever
instantaneous done in an instant; 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
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
Created by: kjungwirth
 

 



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