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1

Apparel

(n) clothing
(v) to dress up
Synonyms: (n) attire, garments, (v) deck out
Antonyms: (v) undress, strip

2

Besiege

(v) to attack; to cause worry or trouble
Synonyms: blockade, encircle, pressure, hound

3

Compress

(v) to press together; to make smaller
(n) a folded cloth or pad applied to an injury
Synonyms:( v) condense, shrink, shorten
Antonyms (v) expand, enlarge

4

Denounce

(v) to condemn openly; to accuse formally
Synonyms: criticize, censure
Antonyms: hail, acclaim

5

Dispatch

(v) to send off; to kill
(n) an official message; promptness, speed; the act of killing
Synonyms: (v) slay; (n) report
Antonyms (v) recall, withhold

6

Douse

(v) to plunge into a liquid, drench; to put out quickly, extinguish
Synonyms: submerge, soak, dunk, immerse
Antonyms: dry out, dehydrate, ignite

7

Expressly

(adv) plainly; for a particular purpose
Synonyms: clearly
Antonyms: accidentally

8

Famished

(adj, part.) suffering from severe hunger
Synonyms: hungry, starving, ravenous
Antonyms: well-fed, full, satisfied

9

Forsake

(v) to give up; to leave or abandon
Synonyms: desert, disown
Antonyms: keep, hold on to, stand by

10

Gainful

(adj) profitable; bringing in money
Synonyms: moneymaking, paying
Antonyms: unprofitable, unrewarding, nonpaying

11

Immense

(adj) very large
Synonyms: enormous, gigantic
Antonms: small, tiny

12

Inept

(adj) totally without skill
Synonyms: clumsy, unskilled
Antonyms: skillful, accomplished

13

Ingenious

(adj) clever; very original or creative
Synonyms: imaginative, inventive, resourceful
Antonyms: unoriginal, unimaginative

14

Instantaneous

(adj) done in an instant
Synonyms: prompt, quickly, speedy
Antonyms: delayed, slow, gradual

15

Irk

(v) to annoy, trouble
Synonyms: bother, irritate
Antonyms: please, delight, cheer, gladden

16

Libel

(n) a written statement that unfairly or falsely harms the reputation of the person about whom it is made
(v) to write something untrue about somebody
Synonyms: (n) slur (v) smear, defame

17

Misgiving

(n) a feeling of fear, doubt, or uncertainty
Synonyms: worry, hesitation
Antonyms: feeling of confidence, assurance

18

Oaf

(n) a stupid person; a big, clumsy, slow person
Synonyms: bonehead, dunce, clod, lout

19

Recede

(v) to go or move backward; to become more distant
Synonyms: retreat, go back, back up
Antonyms: advance, come closer

20

Repast

(n) meal, food
Synonyms: victuals