Vocabulary Workshop - Ms. Mason's Middle School

Vocabulary Workshop - Ms. Mason's Middle School

Vocabulary Unit 1 Words 1 20 th 6 Grade Thank you Mrs. Kind! apparel (n.) clothing, that which serves as dress or decoration

Synoynms: attire, garments (v.) to put clothes on, dress up Synonym: deck out Lets apparel our dogs for the party. besiege (v.) to attack by surrounding with military forces; to cause worry or trouble. Synonyms: blockade,

encircle, pressure If troops besiege their stronghold, the rebel forces may be forced to surrender. compress (V.) to press together; to reduce in size or volume Synonyms: condense, shrink (n.) a folded cloth or pad

applied to injury A cold compress may soothe a headache. denounce (v.) to condemn openly; to accuse formally Synonym: criticize The United Nations tried to publicly denounce the

tyrants crimes against his people. dispatch (v.) to send off or out for a purpose; to kill Synonym: slay (n.) a official message; promptness, speed Well dispatch a repair crew

right away. douse (v.) to plunge into a liquid, drench; to put out quickly, extinguish Synonyms: submerge, soak, dunk, immerse Ill douse the flames with

the hose. expressly (adv.) plainly, in so many words; for a particular purpose Synonyms: clearly, pointedly, explicitly At the meeting, parents expressly stated their

approval of students wearing school uniforms. famished (adj.) suffering severely from hunger or lack of something Synonym: hungry, starving, ravenous The Vietnamese

immigrants, new to a strange American city, were famished for new homes. forsake (v.) to give up, renounce; to leave, abandon Synonyms: desert, disown

I will never forsake my children, no matter what they do or say. gainful (adj.) profitable, bringing in money or some special advantage Synonyms: moneymaking, paying

I hope to find gainful employment that is pleasing to me. immense (adj.) very large or great; beyond ordinary means of measurement Synonyms: vast, enormous Alaska enjoys immense

natural resources, but its severe climate makes those resources difficult to use. inept (adj.) totally without skill or appropriateness Synonyms: clumsy, unskilled, incompetent

The scientist is brilliant in research laboratory but is inept at dealing with people. ingenious (adj.) showing remarkable originality, inventiveness, or resourcefulness; clever Synonyms: imaginative,

inventive, resourceful The students found an ingenious solution to the math problem. instantaneous (adj.) done in an instant; immediate Synonyms: prompt, quick, speedy

Most computer software is designed so that users can obtain nearly instantaneous responses. irk (v.) to annoy, trouble, make weary Synonyms: bother, irritate, vex

Questions that show a students lack of attention irk the teacher. libel (n.) a written statement that unfairly or falsely harms the reputation of the person about whom it is made; Synonym: slur

(v.) to write or publish such a statement Synonym: smear, defame It is a crime to libel others, no matter how you feel about them. misgiving (n.) a feeling of fear, doubt, or uncertainty

Synonyms: worry, qualm, hesitation They had misgivings about joining the chorus because of its demanding schedule. oaf (n.) a stupid person; a big, clumsy, slow individual

Synonyms: bonehead, dunce He generally moved like an oaf, so I was surprised to see how graceful he was on the dance floor. recede (v.) to go or move

backward; to become more distant Synonyms: retreat, go back The town residents must wait for flood waters to recede before they can deal with the terrible mess left behind.

repast (n.) a meal, food Synonym: victuals Lets get together after the show at Callies Caf for late night repast.

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