20 terms

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