Vocabulary Workshop Level A Unit 13

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adhere

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

affirm

to declare to be true, to state positively; to confirm

atrocity

an extremely wicked or cruel act

audition

a trial or hearing for a performer

cope

(v) to struggle successfully against; (n) a long religious cloak; a canopy

deter

to discourage; scare off

disquieting

causing uneasiness or worry

empower

to give power or authority to; authorize

fluent

speaking or writing smoothly or easily; eloquent; glib

lag

(v) to move slowly or fall behind; (n) the amount by which someone or something is behind: an interval, a delay

mangle

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

misapprehension

a wrong idea, a misunderstanding

optimist

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

prowl

lurk, slink, to roam about stealthily in search of something

stupefy

to make stupid, dull, groggy, stun daze, shock

sulky

in a bad or nasty mood; gloomy

supplement

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

surge

(v) to have a heavy, violent, swelling motion (like waves); (n) a powerful forward rush

trait

a quality or characteristic; a distinguishing feature

unscrupulous

dishonest, crooked, corrupt, shady

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