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Match the vocabulary words with the definitions on the right.

avert, reference, perk, cluster, interview, barrier, derby, concern, controversial, merchant

_________ Arousing controversy—a debate or discussion of opposing opinions.
_________ To turn aside or away.
_________ A person who traffics in commodities for profit.
_________ A formal meeting, in person, for the assessment of a candidate or applicant.
_________ A structure that bars passage.
_________ That which affects one's welfare or happiness.
_________ A group or bunch of several discrete items that are close to each other.
_________ A relation between objects in which one object designates, or acts as a means by which to connect to or link to, another object.
_________ To become more lively or enthusiastic.
_________ Any of several annual horseraces.