Monday, January 11, 2016

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level A Unit 1



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apparel

(n.) clothing, that which serves as dress or decoration; 
(v.) to put clothes on, dress up


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


denounce

(v.) to condemn openly; to accuse formally


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


expressly

(adv.) plainly, in so many words; for a particular purpose


famished

(adj., part.) suffering severely from hunger or from lack of something


forsake

(v.) to give up, renounce; to leave, abandon


gainful

(adj.) profitable; bringing in money or some special advantage


immense

(adj.) very large or great; beyond ordinary means of measurement


inept

(adj.) totally without skill or appropriateness


ingenious

(adj.) showing remarkable originality, inventiveness, or resourcefulness; clever


instantaneous

(adj.) done in an instant; immediate


irk

(v.) to annoy, trouble, make weary


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


oaf

(n.) a stupid person; a big, clumsy, slow individual


recede

(v.) to go or move backward; to become more distant


repast

(n.) a meal, food


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