Vocabulary Unit 13 Level A

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adhere

to stick to, to remain attached; to be devoted or loyal as a follower or supporter

affirm

to declare to be true, state positively; to comfirm

atrocity

an extremely wicked, brutal, or cruel act; something very bad or unpleasant

audition

a trial hearing for a performer; 2) to conduct or perform such a hearing

cope

to struggle suggle successfully against; to prove to be a match for, deal with satisfactorily; 2) a long religous cloak; a conopy

deter

to discourage, scare off, or prevent through fear or doubt

disquieting

causing uneasiness or worry

empower

to give power or authority to; to enable; to permit

fluent

speaking or writing easily and smoothly; flowing gracefully

lag

to move slowly or fall behind; to bring up the rear; 2) a falling behind; the amount buy which someone or something is behind; an interval

mangle

to injure very seriously by cutting; tearing; crushing, etc.; to bring to ruin

misapprehension

a wrong idea, misunderstanding

optimist

one who expects things to turn out for the best; someone who looks on the bright side of things

prowl

to roam about stealthily in search of something

stupefy

to make stupid, dull, or groggy; to surprise or astonish

sulky

in a bad or nasty mood, resentful; gloomy

supplement

something added to complete a thing or make up for a lack; a section added to a book or document; 2) to provide such an addition or completion

surge

to have a heavy, violent, swelling motion (like waves); 2) a powerful foward rush

trait

a quality or characteristic (espeacially of personality); a distinguishing feature

unscrupulous

dishonest; not guided or controlled by moral principles

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