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Chapter Four Vocab

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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
anarchy
n: a lack of law or goverment, confusion
auspicious
adj: favorable, fortunate
biased
adj: favoring one side unduly; predjudiced
daunt
v: to overcome with fear, intimidate; to dishearten or discourage
disentangle
v: to free from tangle or all complications
fated
adj: determined in advance by destiny or fortune
hoodwink
v: to mislead by a trick, decieve
inanimate
adj: not having life; w/out energy or spirit
incinerate
v: to burn to ashes
intrepid
adj: very brave; fearless, unshakable
larceny
n: theft
pliant
bending readily; easily influenced
pompous
adj: overly self-important in speech and manner; excessively stately or ceremonious
arduous
adj: hard to do, requiring much effort
precipice
n: a very steep cliff; the brink/edge of disaster
rectify
v: to make right; correct
reprieve
n: a temprary relief or delay; v: to grant a postponment
revile
v: to attack with words, call bad names