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20 terms

Vocabulary Unit 13

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adhere
to stick to, remain attached; to be devoted to or loyal as a follower or supporter
affirm
to declare to be true, state positively; to confirm
atrocity
an extremely wicked, brutal, or cruel act; something very bad or unpleasant
audition
a trial hearing for a performer; to conduct or perform such a hearing
cope
to struggle successfully; to prove to be a match for, deal with satisfactorily
deter
to discourage, to scare off, to prevent through fear or doubt
disquieting
causing uneasiness or worry
empower
to give power our athority 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; a falling behind; the amount by 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 thing 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; to provide such an addition or completion
surge
to have a heavy, violent, swelling motion (like waves); a powerful forward rush
trait
a quality or characteristic (especially of personality); a distinguishing feature
unscrupulous
dishonest; not guided or controlled by moral principles