20 terms

Sadlier Oxford Level A Unit 13

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adhere
to stick to, remain attached
affirm
to declare to be true, state positively; to confirm
atrocity
extremely wicked, brutal, or a cruel act, something very bad or unpleasant
cope
struggle successfully against, to prove to be a match for, deal with satisfactorily, long religious cloak; canopy
deter
discourage, scare off, or prevent through fear of doubt
disquieting
causing uneasiness or worry
empower
to give power or authority to; enable; to permit
fluent
speaking or writing easily and smoothly flowing gracefully
lag
to move slowly or fall behind; bring up the rear; a falling behind; the amount by which someone or something is behind, an interval
mangle
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; to provide such an addition or completion
surge
to have a heavy, violent, swelling motion. A powerful forward rush.
trait
a quality or characteristic, personality, distinguishing feature.
unscrupulous
dishonest; not guided or controlled by moral principles.
recitation
(n.) a reading in public of something that is memorized; a memorized poem or piece of prose that is read aloud
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