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Flashcards in Unit 4: Definitions Deck (20)
1

Abscond

To run off and hide

2

Access

Approach of admittance to places, persons, things; an increase
To get at, obtain

3

Anarchy

A lack of government and law; confusion

4

Arduous

Hard to do, requiring much effort

5

Auspicious

Favorable; fortunate

6

Biased

favoring one side unduly; prejudiced

7

Daunt

To overcome with fear, intimidate; to dishearten, discourage

8

Disentangle

To free from tangles or complications

9

Fated

Determined in advance by destiny or fortune

10

Hoodwink

To mislead by a trick, decieve

11

Inanimate

Not having life; without energy or spirit

12

Incinerate

To burn to ashes

13

Intrepid

Very brave, fearless, unshakeable

14

Larceny

Theft

15

Pilant

Bending readily; easily influenced

16

Pompous

Overly self-important in speech and manner; excessively stately or cermonious

17

Precipice

A very steep cliff; the brink or edge of disaster

18

Rectify

To make right, correct

19

Reprieve

A temporary relief or delay
To grant a postponement

20

Revile

To attack with words, call bad names