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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 at, obtain Syn: (n)entry, admittance, entrée
  3. Anarchy
    (n) a lack of government and law; confusion Syn: chaos, disorder, turmoil, pandemonium
  4. arduous
    (adj) hard to do, requiring much effort Syn: hard, difficult, laborious, fatiguing
  5. Auspicious
    (adj) favorable; fortunate Syn: promising, encouraging, propitious
  6. Biased
    (adj) favoring one side unduly; prejudiced Syn: unfair, partial, bigoted
  7. Daunt
    (v) to overcome with fear, intimidate; to dishearten, discourage Syn: dismay, cow
  8. Disentangle
    (v) to free from tangles or complications Syn: unravel, unwind, unscramble, unsnarl
  9. Fated
    (adj) determined in advance by destiny or fortune Syn: destined, preordained, doomed
  10. Hoodwink
    (v) to mislead by a trick, deceive Syn: dupe, put one over on
  11. Inanimate
    (adj) not having life; without energy or spirit Syn: lifeless, dead, inert, spiritless
  12. Incinerate
    (v) to burn to ashes Syn: burn up, cremate, reduce to ashes
  13. Intrepid
    (adj) very brave, fearless, unshakable Syn: valiant, courageous, audacious, daring
  14. Precipice
    (n) a very steep cliff; the brink or edge of disaster Syn: cliff, crag, bluff, promontory, ledge
  15. Rectify
    (v) to make right, correct Syn: remedy, set right Reprieve (n) a temporary relief or delay; (v) to grant a postponement Syn: (n) stay, respite (v) postpone, delay Revile (v) to attack with word, call bad names Syn: inveigh against, malign, vilify, denounce
  16. Reprieve
    (n) a temporary relief or delay; (v) to grant a postponement Syn: (n) stay, respite (v) postpone, delay
  17. Revile
    (v) to attack with word, call bad names Syn: inveigh against, malign, vilify, denounce
  18. Larceny
    (n) theft Syn: stealing, robbery, burglary
  19. Pliant
    (adj) bending readily; easily influenced Syn: supple, flexible, elastic, plastic
  20. Pompous
    (adj) overly self-important in speech and manner; excessively stately or ceremonious Syn: pretentious, highfalutin, bombastic

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