Unit One
Study on Quizlet: Unit 1

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