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20 terms

LA 3 vocab unit 4

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abscond
to run off and hide
syn: bolt
access
(n) approach or admittance to places, persons, things; an increase; (v) to get at, obtain
syn: entry
anarchy
a lack of government and law; confusion
syn:chaos
arduous
hard to do, requiring much effort
syn: difficult
auspicious
favorable; fortunate
syn: promising
biased
favoring one side unduly; prejudiced
syn: unfair
daunt
to overcome with fear, intimidate; to dishearten, discourage
syn: fearful
disentangle
to free from tangles or complications
syn: unwind
fated
determined in advance by destiny or fortune
syn: doomed
hoodwink
to mislead by a trick, deceive
syn: dupe
inanimate
not having life; without energy or spirit
syn: lifeless
incinerate
to burn to ashes
syn: cremate
intrepid
very brave, fearless, unshakable
syn: valiant
larceny
theft
syn: stealing
pliant
bending readily; easily influenced
syn: flexible
pompous
overly self-important in speech and manner; excessively stately or ceremonious
syn: pretentious
precipice
a very steep cliff; the brink or edge of disaster
syn: cliff
rectify
to make right, correct
syn: set right
reprieve
a temporary relief or delay; to grant a postponement
syn: postpone
revile
to attack with words, call bad names
syn: attack