vocab unit 4-6 level d

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Abscond

(v) to run off and hide

Access

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

accomplice

a person who takes part in a crime

Anarchy

(n) a lack of government and law; confusion

annihilate

to destroy completely

arbrtrary

unreasonable based on ones wishes or whims without regard

Arduous

(adj) hard to do, requiring much effort

atone

(v) to make up for

Auspicious

(adj) favorable, fortunate

Biased

(adj) favoring one side unduly; prejudiced

bondage

(n) slavery; any state of being bound or held down

brazen

shameless impudent, made of brass

catalyst

a substance that causes or hastens a chemical reaction

credible

(adj) believable.

Daunt

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

defray

(v) to pay for

diligent

(adj) hardworking, industrious, not lazy

Disentangle

(v) to free of tangles or complications

doleful

(adj) sad; dreary

exodus

a large scale departure or flight

facilitate

to make easier to assist

Fated

(adj) determined in advance by destiny or fortune

ghastly

(adj) frightful, horrible; deathly pale

hamper

(v) to hold back

hew

(v) to shape or cut down with an ax; to hold to

Hoodwink

(v) to mislead by trick, deceive

impoverished

(adj) poor, In a state of poverty; depleted

Inanimate

(adj) not having life; without energy or spirit

incessant

(adj) never stopping, going on all the time

Incinerate

(v) to burn to ashes

incorrigible

not able to be corrected beyond control

Intrepid

(adj) very brave, fearless, unshakable

intricate

(adj) complicated; difficult to understand

Larceny

(n) theft

latent

hidden present but not realized

lucid

(adj) easy to understand, clear; rational, sane

militant

given to fighting active and aggresive in support of a cause;(n) an activist

morose

having a glommy or sullen manner not frendly or sociable

opaque

not letting light through not clear or lucid dense stupid

paramount

chief in importance above all others

Pliant

(adj) bending readily; easily influenced

Pompous

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

posthumous

(adj) occuring or published after death

prattle

to talk in an aimless foolish or simply way to babble; baby talk babble

Precipice

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

prim

(adj) overly neat, precise, proper, or formal; prudish

rebut

to offer arguments to evidence that contradicts an assertion; to refute

Rectify

(v) to make right, correct

Reprieve

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

reprimand

to scold find fault with a rebuke

Revile

(v) to attack with words, call bad names

sardonic

(adj) grimly or scornfullly mocking, bitterly sarcastic

servitude

slavery forced labor

slapdash

careless and hasty

stagnant

not running or flowing, foul from standing still

succumb

to give way to superior force yield

superfluous

(adj) exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess

supplant

(v) to take the place of, supersede

taunt

(v) to jeer at, mock; (n) an insulting or mocking remark

tenacious

(adj) holding fast; holding together firmly; persistent

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