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access

approach or admittance to places, persons, things

an increase

to get at; obtain

2

anarchy

a lack of government and law

confusion

3

arduous

hard to do, requiring much effort

4

auspicious

favorable

fortunate

5

daunt

to overcome with fear, intimidate

to dishearten, discourage

6

disentangle

to free from tangles or complecations

7

fated

determined in advance by destiny or fortune

8

hoodwink

to mislead by a trick, swindle

9

inanimate

not having life

without energy or spirit

10

incinerate

to burn to ashes

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intrepid

very brave, fearless, unshakable

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larceny

theft

13

pliant

bending readily

easily influenced

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pompous

overly self important in speech and manner

excessively stately or ceremonious

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precipice

a very steep cliff

the brink or edge of disaster

16

prototype

an original model on which later versions are patterned

17

rectify

to make right, correct

18

reprieve

a temporary relief or delay

to grant a postponement

19

revile

to attack with words, call bad names

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abscond

to run off and hide