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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