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Vocab 4

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