Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level A Unit 13





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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level A Unit 13



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adhere

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

Synonym: cling, hold fast
Antonym: unfasten, unglue, abandon, betray

affirm

(v) to declare to be true, state positively; to confirm

Syn
onym: assert, ratify
Antonym: deny, disavow, reject, veto, disallow

atrocity

(n) ab extremely wicked, brutal, or cruel act; something very bad or unpleasant

Syn
onym: outrage, enormity, monstrosity
Antonym: good deed, kindness, kind act

audition

(n) a trial hearing for a performer
Synonym: (n) tryout, screen test
(v) to conduct or perform for such a hearing



cope

(v) to struggle successfully against; to prove to be a match for, deal with satisfactorily;
Synonym: (v) make do, manage, get along, handle

(n) a long religious cloak, a canopy



deter

(v) to discourage, scare off, or prevent through fear or doubt

Ant
onym: encourage, urge on

disquieting

(adj) causing uneasiness or worry

Synonym: troubling, disturbing, alarming
Antonym: calming, reassuring, soothing, comforting

empower

(v) to give power or authority to; to enable; to permit

Syn
onym: authorize, license
Antonym: forbid, prohibit, ban, disqualify

fluent

(adj) speaking or writing easily and smoothly, flowing gracefully

Syn
onym: eloquent, articulate, glib
Antonym: halting, tongue-tied, choppy

lag

(v) to move slowly or fall behind; to bring up the rear
Synonym: (v) trail, straggle, delay

(n) a falling behind; the amount be which someone or something is behind; an interval

Synonym: (n) delay

mangle

(v) to injure very seriously by cutting, tearing, crushing, etc; to bring to ruin

Synonym: damage, mutilate, butcher, disfigure, rend

misapprehension

(n) a wrong idea, misunderstanding

Syn
onym: misconception

optimist

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

Ant
onym: pessimist, prophet of doom

prowl

(v) to roam about stealthily in search of something

Syn
onym: rove, skulk, slink, lurk

stupefy

(v) to make stupid, dull, or groggy; to surprise or astonish

Syn
onym: stun, daze, shock, amaze, astound
Antonym: awaken, arouse,stimulate, enliven

sulky

(adj) in a bad or nasty mood, resentful; gloomy

Syn
onym: grouchy, sullen, peevish, petulant
Antonym: cheerful, sociable, sunny, amiable

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)
Synonym: (v) flood, rush, burst, gush
Antonym: (v) recede, ebb

(n) a powerful forward rush

Synonym: (n) wave
Antonym: (n) recession, slowdown

trait

(n) a quality or characteristic (especially of personality); a distinguishing feature

unscrupulous

(adj) dishonest; not guided or controlled by moral principle

Syn
onym: crooked, corrupt, shady
Antonym: fair, honest, trustworthy, above board

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