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Trim. 1 Eng. 6 vocab

Trimester #1 English 6H vocabuly

apparel (n)clothing, that which serves as dress or decoration
apparel (v) to put clothes on, to dress up
compress (v) to press together; to reduce in size or volume
compress (n) a folded cloth or pad applied to an injury
denounce (v) to condemn openly; to accuse formally
douse (v) to plunge into a liquid, drench; to put out quickly, extinguish
famished (adj., part.) suffering severely from hunger or from lack of something
immense (adj.) very large or great; beyond ordinary means of measurement
inept totally without skill or appropriateness
instantaneous (adj.) done in an instant; immediate
irk (v) to annoy, trouble, make weary
recede (v) to go or move backward; to become more distant
arid (adj) extremely dry; uninteresting, dull
billow (n) a large wave
billow (v) to rise or swell like a wave
confront (v) to meet face-to-face, especially as a challenge; come to grips with
contemporary (adj) belonging to the same period of time as oneself
contemporary (n) a person of the same time
depict (v) to portray; to represent or show in the form of a picture
disinterested (adj) fair-minded, free from selfish motives; indifferent
encompass (v) to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose; to include with a certain group or class
hypocrite (n) a person who pretends to be what he or she is not or better than he or she really is; a two-faced person
serene (adj) peaceful, calm; free of emotional upset; clear and free of storm; majestic, grand
stamina (n) the strength needed to keep going or overcome physical or mental strain; staying power
enigma (n) someone or something that is extremely puzzling; that which cannot be understood or explained
gloat (v) to look at or think about with great intensity and satisfaction; to take great personal joy in
global (adj) or, relating to, or involving the entire world; comprehensive
infuriate (v) to make very angry, enrage
sage (adj) wise
sage (n) a very wise person
slake (v) to satisfy, relieve or bring to an end
terrain (n) the landscape, especially considered with regard to its physical features or fitness for some use; a field of knowledge
vocation (n) any trade, profession, or occupation; a sense of fitness or special calling for one's work
waylay (v) to lie in wait for and attack, ambush
wither (v) to dry up, wilt, sag; to cause someone to feel ashamed, humiliated, or very small
devastate (v) to destroy, lay wast, leave in runs
elusive (adj)difficult to catch or to hold; hard to explain or understand
idolize (v) to worship as an idol, make an idol of; to love very much
ingratitude (n) a lack of thankfulness
petty (adj) unimportant, trivial; narrow-minded; secondary in rank
reverie (n) a daydream; the condition of being lost inthought
revocation (n) an act or instance of calling back, an annulment, cancellation
scan (v) to examine closely; to look over quickly but thoroughly; to analyze the rhythm of a poem
scan (n) an examination
strife (n) bitter disagreement; fighting, struggle
topple (v) to fall forward; to overturn, bring about the downfall of
acute (adj) with a sharp point; keen and alert; sharp and severe; rising quickly to a high point and lasting for a short time
bungle (v)to act or work clumsily and awkwardly; to ruin something through clumsiness
headstron (adj) willful, stubborn
inhabitant (n) one living permanently in a given place
pacify (v) to make peaceful or calm; to soothe
ravenous (adj) greedy; very hungry; eager for satisfaction
remorse (n) deep and painful regret for one's past misdeeds; pangs of conscience
smug (adj) overly self-satisfied, self-righteous
synopsis (n) a brief statement giving a general view of some subject, book, etc.; a summary
tarry (v) to delay leaving; to linger, wait; to remain or stay for a while