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Glossary of english 4,5,6

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Abscond
v. To run off and hide
Access
N. Approach or admittance to places, persons, things; an increase;
V. to get at; obtain
Anarchy
N. Lack of government and law; confusion
Arduous
Adj. Hard to do, requiring much effort
Auspicious
Adj. Fortunate; Favorable
Biased
Adj. Favoring one side unduly; prejudiced
Daunt
v. overcome with fear; intimidate; to dishearten, discourage, dismay
Disentangle
V. To free from tangles or complications; unravel, unwind, unscramble
Fated
Adj. Determined in advance by destiny or fortune
Hoodwink
V. To mislead by a trick, decieve
Inanimate
Adj. Not having life; without energy or spirit; lifeless, dead, spiritless
Incinerate
V. Burn to ashes
Intrepid
Adj. Very brave, fearless, unshakable
Larceny
N. Theft
Pliant
Adj. Bending readily; easily influenced
Pompous
Adj. Overly self - important in speech and manner; excessively stately or ceremonious
Precipice
N. A very steep cliff; the brink or edge of disaster
Rectify
V. to make right; correct
Reprieve
N. A temporary relief or delay;
V. to grant a postponement
Revile
V. To attack with words, call bad names
Accomplice
N. A person who takes part in a crime
Annihilate
V. To destroy completely
Arbitrary
Adj. Unreasonable; based on one's wishes or whims without regard for reason or fairness
Brazen
Adj. Shameless, impudent; made of brass; saucy, bold; without any shame
Catalyst
N. a substance that causes or hastens a chemical reaction; any agent that causes change
Exodus
N. A large-scale departure or flight; emigration, escape
Facilitate
V. To make easier; to assist; ease, smooth
Incorrigible
Adj. Not able to be corrected; beyond control
Latent
Adj. Hidden, present but not realized
Militant
Adj. Giving to fighting; active and aggressive in support of a cause
N. An activist
Morose
Adj. Having a gloomy or sullen manner; not friendly or sociable
Opaque
Adj. Not letting light through; not clear or lucid; dense, stupid, hazy, cloudy, foggy
Paramount
Adj. Chief in importance, above all others; supreme
Prattle
V. To talk in an aimless, foolish, or simple way; to babble, chatter
N. Baby talk; bable
Rebut
V. To offer arguments or evidence that contradicts an assertion to refute; disprove, confute, shoot holes in
Reprimand
V. To scold; find fault with
N. A rebuke
Servitude
N. Slavery, forced labor
Slapdash
Adj. Careless and hasty; sloppy
Stagnant
Adj. Not running or flowing; foul from standing still; inactive, sluggish, dull
Succumb
V. to give way to superior force, yeild; submit, die, expire, give up
Atone
V. To make up for
Bondage
N. Slavery; any state of being bound or held down; servitude
Credible
Adj. Believable
Defray
V. to pay for; bear the cost, foot the bill
Diligent
Adj. Hardworking, industrious, not lazy
Doleful
Adj. Sad; dreary
Ghastly
Adj. Frightful, horrible; deathly pale; gruesome, dreadful
Hamper
V. To hold back; hinder
Hew
V. To shape or cut down with an ax; to hold to; chop, hack,
Impoverished
Adj. Poor, in a state of poverty; depleted
Incessant
Adj. Never stopping, going on all the time; ceaseless, constant, uninterupted
Intricate
Adj. Complicated; difficult to understand; complex
Lucid
Adj. Easy to understand, clear; rational, sane
Posthumous
Adj. Occuring or published after death
Prim
Adj. Overly neat, precise, proper, or formal; prudish
Sardonic
Adj. Grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic; wry
Superfluous
Adj. Exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess
Supplant
V. to take the place of, supersede
Taunt
V. to jeer at, mock;
N. An insulting or mocking remark
Tenacious
Adj. Holding fastl holding together firmly; persistant, stubborn

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