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abscond

to run off and hide

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access

approach or admittance to places, persons, things; an increase

to get at, obtain

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anarchy

a lack of government and law; confusion

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arduous

hard to do, requiring much effort

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auspicious

favourable; fortunate

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daunt

to overcome with fear, intimidate; to dishearten, discourage

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disentangle

to free from tangles or complications

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fated

determined in advance by destiny or fortune

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hoodwink

to mislead by a trick, swindle; put one over, fool

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inanimate

not having life; without energy or spirit

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incinerate

to burn to ashes

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intrepid

very brave, fearless, unshakable

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larceny

theft; robbery, stealing

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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

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prototype

an original model on which later versions are patterned

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rectify

to make right, correct; set right

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reprieve

a temporary relief or delay

to grant a postponement

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revile

to attack with words, call bad names; malign; vilify