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adhere
(v) to stick to, remain attached; to be devoted or loyal as a follower or supporter
affirm
(v) to declare to be true, state positively; to confirm
atrocity
(n) an extremely wicked, brutal, or cruel act; something very bad or unpleasant
cope
(v) to struggle successfully against; to prove to be a match for, deal with satisfactorily;

(n) a long religious cloak; a canopy

deter
(v) to discourage, scare off, or prevent through fear or doubt
disquieting
(adj) causing uneasiness or worry
empower
(v) to give power or authority to; to enable; to permit
fluent
(adj) speaking or writing easily and smoothly, flowing gracefully
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; an interval

mangle
(v) to injure very seriously by cutting, tearing. crushing, etc., to bring to ruin
misapprehension
(n) a wrong idea, misunderstanding
optimist
(n) one who expects things to turn out for the best; someone who looks on the bright side of things
prowl
(v) to roam about stealthily in search of something
recitation
(n) a reading in public of something that is memorized; a memorized poem or piece of prose that is read aloud
stupefy
(v) to make stupid, dull, or groggy; to surprise or astonish
sulky
(adj) in a bad or nasty mood, resentful; 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
(n) a quality or characteristic (especially of personality); a distinguishing feature
unscrupulous
(adj) dishonest; not guided or controlled by moral principles