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City of Gold

Vocab-Unit 1

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