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Adhere

(v) to stick to, remain attached; to be devoted or loyal as a follower or
Synonyms: cling
Antonyms: unfasten, unglue, abandon, betray

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affirm

(v) to decare to be true, state positively; to confirm
Synonyms: assert, ratify
Antonyms: deny, disavow, reject, veto, disallow

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atrocity

(n) an extremely wicked, brutal, or cruel act; something very bad or unpleasant
Synonyms: outrage, montrosity
Antonyms: good deed, kindness, kind act

4

audition

(n) a trial hearing for a performer;
(v) to conduct or perform a test performance
Synonyms: (n) tryout, screen test

5

cope

(v) to struggle successfully against; to prove to be a match for, deal with satisfactorily
(n) a long religious cloack; canopy
Synonyms: (v) make do, manage, get along, handle

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deter

(v) to discourage, scare off, or prevent through fear or doubt
Antonyms: encourage, urge on

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disquieting

(adj) causing uneasiness or worry
Synonyms: troubling, disturbing, alarming
Antonyms: calming, reassuring, soothing, comforting

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empower

(v) to give power or authority to; to enable; to permit
Synonyms: authorize, license
Antonyms: forbid, prohibit, ban, disqualify

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fluent

(adj) speaking or writing easily and smoothly; flowing gracefully
Synonyms: eloquent, articulate, glib
Antonyms: halting, tongue-tied, choppy

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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
Synonyms: (v) trail, straggle (n) delay
Antonyms: (v) keep up, outstrip, outdo

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mangle

(v) to injure very seriously by cutting, tearing, crushing, etc.; to bring to ruin
Synonyms: damage, mutilate, butcher, disfigure, rend

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misapprehension

(n) a wrong idea, misunderstanding
Synonym: misconception

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optimist

(n) one who expects things to turn out for the best; someone who looks on the bright side of everything
Antonyms: pessimist, prophet of doom

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prowl

(v) to roam about stealthily in search of something
Synonyms: rove, skulk, slink, lurk