Vocab unit 4

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Vocab unit 4
2013-11-18 20:37:50
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  1. Abscond
    (v.) to run off and hide

    SYN: bolt, make off, skip town
  2. Access
    (n.) approach or admittance to places, persons, things; an increase; (v.) to get, obtain

    • SYN:(n.) entry, ingress
    • ANT:(n.) total exclusion
  3. Anarchy
    (n.) lack of government and law; confusion

    • SYN: chaos, disorder, turmoil, pandemonium
    • ANT: law & order, peace & quiet
  4. Arduous
    (adj.) hard to do, requiring much effort

    • SYN: hard, difficult, laborious, fatiguing
    • ANT: easy, simple, effortless
  5. Auspicious
    (adj.)favorable; fortunate

    • SYN: promising, encouraging, propitious
    • ANT: ill-omened, sinister
  6. Daunt
    (v.) to overcome with fear, intimidate; to dishearten, discourage

    • SYN: dismay, cow
    • ANT: encourage, embolden, reassure
  7. Disentangle
    (v.) to free from tangles or complications

    • SYN: unravel, unwind, unscramble, unsnarl
    • ANT: tangle up, ensnarl, random
  8. Fated
    (adj.) determined in advance by destiny or fortune

    • SYN: destined, preordained, doom 
    • ANT: fortuitous, chance, random
  9. Hoodwink
    (v.) to mislead by a trick, swindle

    • SYN: put one over on, fool
    • ANT: disabuse
  10. Inanimate
    (adj.) not having life; without energy or spirit

    • SYN: dead, spiritless
    • ANT: living, alive, energetic, sprightly
  11. Incinerate
    (v.) to burn to ashes

    SYN: burn up, cremate, reduce to ashes
  12. Intrepid
    (adj.) very brave, fearless, unshakable

    • SYN: valiant, audacious, daring
    • ANT: timid, cowardly, craven, pusillanimous
  13. Larceny
    (n.) theft

    SYN: stealing, robbery
  14. Pliant
    (adj.) bending readily; easily influenced

    • SYN: supple, flexible, elastic, plastic
    • ANT: rigid, stiff, inflexible, set in stone
  15. Pompous
    (adj.) overly self-important in speech and manner; excessively stately or ceremonious

    • SYN: highfalutin, bombastic
    • ANT: unpretentious, plain
  16. Precipice
    (n.) a very steep cliff; the brink or edge of disaster

    • SYN: crag, bluff, ledge
    • ANT: abyss, chasm, gorge
  17. Prototype
    (n.) an original model on which later versions are patterned

    • SYN: example, sample
    • ANT: copy
  18. Rectify
    (v.) to make right, correct

    • SYN: set right
    • ANT: mess up, botch bungle
  19. Reprieve
    (n.) a temporary relief or delay; (v.) to grant a postponement

    • SYN: (n.) stay, respite; (v.) delay
    • ANT: (v.) proceed
  20. Revile
    (v.) to attack with words, call bad names

    • SYN: inveigh, against, malign, vilify
    • ANT: praise, acclaim, revere, idolize