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Set 4 Vocab

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anarchy
a lack of government and law; confusion
auspicious
favorable; fortunate
daunt
to overcome with fear, intimidate; to dishearten, discourage
hoodwink
to mislead by a trick, swindle
inanimate
not having life; without energy or spirit
incinerate
to burn to ashes
larceny
theft
pliant
bending readily; easily influenced
prototype
an original model on which later versions are patterned
rectify
to make right, correct
abscond
to run off and hide
access
approach or admittance to places, persons, things; an increase; to get at, obtain
arduous
hard to do, requiring much effort
disentangle
to free from tangles or complications
fated
determined in advance by destiny or fortune
intrepid
very brave, fearless, unshakable
pompous
overly self-important in speech and manner; excessively stately or ceremonious
precipice
a very steep cliff; the brink or edge of disaster
reprieve
a temporary relief or delay; to grant a postponement
revile
to attack with words, call bad names