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20 terms

Vocabulary Unit 4

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