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adhere
ad(here)
(v) to stick to remain attached to be devoted or loyal as a follower or supporter
syn: cling hold fast
ant: unfasten unglue abandon betray
affirm
a(ffirm)
(v) to declare to be true state positively to confirm
syn: assert ratify
ant:deny disavow reject veto disallow
atrocity
a(troc)ity
(n) an extremely wicked brutal or cruel act something very bad or unpleasant
syn: outrage enormity monstrocity
ant: good deed act of kindness
audition
au(diti)on
(n) a trial hearing for a performer (v) to conduct or preform such a hearing
syn: tryout screen test
cope
(cope)
(v) to struggle succesfully against to prove to be a match for deal with satisfactorally(n) a long religious coat
syn:make do manage get along
deter
de(ter)
(v) to discouage scare off or prevent through fear or doubt
ant: encourage urge on
disquieting
dis(qui)eting
(adj) causing uneasiness or worry
syn: troubling disturbing
ant: calming reassuring soothing
empower
em(pow)er
(v) to give power athority to enable to permit
syn: authorize license
ant: halting tounge-tied choppy
fluent
(flu)ent
(adj) speaking or writing easily and smoothly flowing gracefully
syn: eloquent articulate glib
ant: halting tongue tied choppy
lag
(lag)
(v) to move slowly or fall behind to bring up the rear(n) a falling behind the amount by which someone or something is behind
syn: trail straggle delay
ant:keep up outstripe
mangle
(man)gle
(v) to injure very seriously by cutting tearingcrushing etc to bring to ruin
syn: damage multilate butcher
misapprehension
misappre(hen)sion
(n) a wrong idea misunderstanding
syn:misconseption
optimist
(op)tomist
(n) one who expectsthings to turn out for the best someone who looks on the bright side of things.
ant:pessimist prophet of doom
prowl
(prowl)
(v) to roam about stealthily in search of something
syn: rove skulk slink lurk
stupefy
(stu)pefy
(v) to make stupid dull or groggy to surprise or astonish
syn: stun daze shock amaze astound
ant: awaken arouse stimulate enliven
sulky
(sul)key
(adj)in a bad or nasty moodresentful gloomy
syn: grouchy sullen peevish pentulant
ant: cheerful socialable sunny
supplement
(supp)lement
(n) something added to complete a thing or make up for a lack a section added to a book or document(v) to provide a special addition
syn:addition extension
surge
(surge)
(v) to have a heavy violent swelling motion(n) a powerful forward rush
syn:flood rush burst
ant:recede ebb
trait
(trait)
(n) a quality or characteristic a distinguishing feature
unscrupulous
un(scru)pulous
(adj) dishonest not guided by moral principals
syn:crooked corrupt
ant:fair honest