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Vocabulary Unit 1

Jon Sams

Mrs. Vassiliev
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forsake

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

Syn: desert, disown

Ant: keep, hold on to, stand by
gainful

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

Syn: money making, paying

Ant: unprofitable, unrewarding, nonpaying
immense

im mense
(adj.) very large or great; beyond ordinary means of measurment

Syn: vast, enormous, immeasurable, gigantic

Ant: small, tiny, minute, infinitesimal
inept

in ept
(adj.) totaly without skill or appropriateness

Syn: clumsy, unskilled, bungling, incompetent

Ant: skillful, accomplished, adroit
ingenious

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

Syn: imaginative, inventive, resourceful

Ant: unimaginative, unoriginal, uninventive
instantaneous

in stan ta ne ous
(adj.) done in an instant; immediate

Syn: prompt, quick, speedy

Ant: delayed, slow, gradual
irk

irk
(v.) to annoy, trouble, make weary

Syn: bother, irritate, vex

Ant: please, delight, cheer, gladden
libel

li bel
(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

Syn: (n.) slur; (v.) smear, defame
oaf

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

Syn: bonehead, dunce, clod, lout
recede

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

Syn: retreat, go back, back up, ebb

Ant: advance, come closer
repast

re past
(n.) a meal, food

Syn: victuals
apparel

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

Syn: (n.) attire, garments; (v.) deck out

Ant: v. undress, unclothe, strip, denude
besiege

be siege
(v.) to attack by surrounding with military forces; to cause worry or trouble

Syn: blockade, encircle, pressure, hound
compress

com press
(v.) to press together; to reduce in size or volume; (n.) a folded cloth or pad applied to an injury

Syn: (v.) condense, shrink, shorten

Ant: (v.) expand, enlarge
denounce

de nounce
(v.) to condemn openly; to accuse formally

Syn: criticize, censure

Ant: hail, acclaim
dispatch

dis patch
(v.) to send off or out for a purpose; to kill; (n.) an official message; promptness, speed; the act of killing

Syn: (v.) slay; n. report, communication

Ant: (v.) recall, withold
douse

douse
(v.) to plunge into a liquid, drench; to put out quickly, extinguish

Syn: submerge, soak, dunk, immerse

Ant: dry out, dehydrate, kindle, ignite
expressly

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

Syn: clearly, pointed, explicitly

Ant: implicitly, accidentally
famished

fam ished
(adj., part.) suffering severly from hunger or from lack of something

Syn: hungry, starving, ravenous

Ant: well fed, full, satisfied, satiated
misgiving

mis giv ing
(n.) a feeling of fear, doubt, or uncertainty

Syn: worry, qualm, hesitation

Ant: felling of confidence, assurance