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Vocabulary Workshop Level A - Unit 1

appareln. clothing; that which serves as dress or decoration
besiegev. to attack by surrounding with military forces; to cause worry or trouble
compressv. to press together; to reduce in size or volume (n. a folded cloth or pad applied to an injury)
denouncev. to condemn openly; to accuse formally
dispatchv. to send off or out for a purpose; to kill (n. an official message; promptness; speed; the act of killing)
dousev. to plunge into a liquid; drench; to put out quickly; extinguish
expresslyadv. plainly; in so many words; for a particular purpose
famishedadj. suffering severely from hunger or from lack of something
forsakev. to give up; renounce; leave; abandon
gainfuladj. profitable; bringing in money or some special advantage
immenseadj. very large or great; beyond ordinary means or measurement
ineptadj. totally without skill or appropriateness
ingeniousadj. showing remarkable originality; inventiveness or resourcefulness; clever
instantaneousadj. done in an instant; immediate
irkv. to annoy, trouble, make weary
libeln. a statement that unfairly or falsely harms the reputation or the person about whom it is made
misgivingn a feeling of fear, doubt, or uncertainty
oafn. a stupid person; a big, clumsy, slow individual
recedev. to go or move backward; to become more distant
repastn. a meal; food

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