English 9 - Unit 4

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incinerate

(v) to burn to ashes

precipice

(n) a very steep cliff; the brink or edge of disaster

reprieve

(n) a temporary relief or delay; (v) to grant a postponement

rectify

(v) to make right, correct

pliant

(adj) bending readily; easily influenced

pompous

(adj) overly self-important in speech and manner; excessively stately and ceremonious

anarchy

(n) a lack of government and law, confusion

biased

(adj) favoring one side unduly; prejudiced

auspicious

(adj) favorable; fortunate

access

(n) approach or admittance to places, person, things,: an increase; (v) to get at, obtain

larceny

(n) theft

disentangle

(v) to free from tangles or complications

hoodwink

(v) to mislead by a trick, deceive

inanimate

(adj) no having life; without energy or spirit

intrepid

(adj) very brave, fearless, unshakable

revile

(v) to attack with words, call bad names

abscond

(v) to run off and hide

fated

(adj) determined in advance by destiny or fortune

daunt

(v) to overcome with fear, intimidate; to dishearten, discourage

arduous

(adj) hard to do, requiring much effort

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