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abscond

(intrans) to leave hurriedly and secretively

accost

(trans) to approach aggressively, hostile or with hurtful intent

exacerbate

(trans) to make a bad situation worse

wane

(intrans) to weaken, decrease in power, vigor or extent

placate

(trans) to calm, to make someone less angry or hostile

plunder

(trans) to ransack and burn, to steal goods usually in a time of war

rectify

(trans) to make something right

portend

(trans) to foreshadow something, usually bad

gesticulate

(intrans) to make gestures, movements

augment

(trans) to make something bigger or stronger or greater by adding to it

bray

(intrans) to make a donkey sound

revel

(intrans) to engage lively in lively, noisy festivities, to take joy in

broach

(trans) to bring up something for the first time

precipitate

(trans) to directly cause to happen

gambol

(intrans) to frolic

discern

(trans) to detect something, to perceive or recognize something

succumb

(intrans) to give in to a greater force, to fail to resist

fortify

(trans) to strengthen, invigorate something

revert

(intrans) to return to a previous state, condition or habit

beguile

(trans) to charm/flirt with a purpose

vanquish

(trans) to defeat something or someone

scoff

(intrans) to make a disbelieving noise

appraise

(trans) to determine value or worth of something

traverse

(trans) to travel across or through something

inexorable

inevitable, impossible to stop

inhibit

(trans) to hinder, restrain or prevent

cavort

(intrans) to jump up and down wildly and excitedly

misapprehend

(trans) to misunderstand

reciprocate

(trans) to respond to a favor in a similar way

acquiesce

(intrans) to give in to reluctantly but without protest

furtive

sneaky

elephantine

resembling an elephant

discord

lack of harmony among people

uncanny

strange or mysterious in an unsettling way

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