Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level D Unit 4

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abscond
(v.) to run off and hide
synonyms: bolt, make off, skip town
access
(n.) approach or admittance to places, persons, things; an increase; (v.) to get at, obtain
synonyms: (n.) entry, admittance, entree
antonyms: (n.) total exclusion
anarchy
(n.) a lack of government and law; confusion
synonyms:chaos, disorder, turmoil, pandemonium
antonyms: law and order, peace and quiet
arduous
(adj.) hard to do, requiring much effort
synonyms: hard, difficult, laborious, fatiguing
antonyms: easy, simple, effortless
auspicious
(adj.) favorable; fortunate
synonyms: promising, encouraging, propitious
antonyms: ill-omened, ominous, sinister
biased
(adj.) favoring one side unduly; prejudiced
synonyms: unfair, partial, bigoted
antonyms:fair, impartial, unprejudiced, just
daunt
(v.) to overcome with fear, intimidate; to dishearten, discourage
synonyms: dismay, cow
antonyms:encourage, embolden, reassure
disentangle
(v.) to free from tangles or complications
synonyms: unravel, unwind, unscrambled, unsnarl
antonyms: tangle up, ensnarl, snag
fated
(adj.)determined in advance by destiny or fortune
synonyms: destined, preordained, doomed
antonyms: accidental, fortuitous, chance, random
hoodwink
(v.) to mislead by a trick, deceive
synonyms:dupe, put one over on
antonyms: undeceive, disabuse, clue in
inanimate
(adj.)not having life; without energy or spirit
synonyms: lifeless, dead, inert, spritless
antonyms:living, alive, energetic, lively, sprightly
incinerate
(v) to burn to ashes
synonyms: burn up, cremate, reduce to ashes
intrepid
(adj.) very brave, fearless, unshakable
synonyms: valiant, courageous, audacious, daring
antonyms: timid, cowardly, craven, pusillanimous
larceny
(n.) theft
synonyms: stealing, robbery, burglary
pliant
(adj.) bending readily; easily influenced
synonyms: supple, flexible, elastic, plastic
antonyms: rigid, stiff, inflexible, set in stone
pompous
(adj.) overly self-important in speech and manner; excessively stately or ceremonious
synonyms: pretentious, highfalutin, bombastic
antonyms: unpretentious, unaffected, plain
precipice
(n) a very steep cliff, the brink or edge of disaster
synonyms: cliff, crag, bluff, promontory, ledge
antonyms:abyss, chasm, gorge
rectify
(v.) make right or correct
synonyms: remedy, set right
antonyms: mess up, botch, bungle
reprieve
(n.) a temporary relief or delay; (v.) to grant a postponement
synonyms:(n.) stay, respite; (v.) postpone, delay
antonyms:(v.) proceed
revile
(v.) to attack with words, call bad names
synonyms: inveigh agains, malign, vilify, denounce
antonyms: praise, acclaim, revere, idolize
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