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ABSCOND
To depart clandestinely: to steal off and hide

verb
ameliorate
verb
to make better or more tolerable
arduous
adj.
strenuous, taxing, requiring significant effort
ascetic
noun
one who practices rigid self denial, esp. as an act of religious devotion
aqustere
adj
without adornment, bare, severly simple, ascetic
axiom
noun
a universally recognized principle
axiomatic
adj
taken as a given; posessing self evident truth
bucolic
adj
rustic and pastoral;characteristic of rural areas and their inhabitants
canonical
adj
following or in agreement with accepted, traditional standards
contentious
adj
arguementive;quarrelsome;causing controversy or disagreement
convoluted
adj
complex or complicated
culpable
adj
deserving blame
disabuse
vcerb
to undeceive;to set right
electic
adj
compsed of elements drawn from various sources
effrontery
noun
extreme boldness; presumptousness
ephemeral
adj
brief; fleeting
erudite
adj
very learned;scholarly
eulogy
noun
a speech honoring the dead
extemporaneous
adj
improvised;done withour preparation
facetioius
qadj
playful;humorous
fulminate
verb
to loudly attack or denounce
hyperbole
noun
an exaggerated statement, often used as a figure of speech
lucid
adj
clear;easily understood
oscillation
noun
the act or state of swinging back and forth with steady uninterupted rhythm
paean
noun
song or hymn of praise and thansgiving
penurious
adj
penny pinching;excessively thrifty; ungeneropus
perfidy
noun
intentional breach of faith
pernicious
adj
esxtremely harmful;potentially causing death
perspicacious
adj
acutely perceptive;having keen discernment
pious
adj
extremely reverent or devout; shoing strong religious devotion
ephemeral
adj
brief; fleeting
erudite
adj
very learned;scholarly
eulogy
noun
a speech honoring the dead
extemporaneous
adj
improvised;done withour preparation
facetioius
qadj
playful;humorous
fulminate
verb
to loudly attack or denounce
hyperbole
noun
an exaggerated statement, often used as a figure of speech
lucid
adj
clear;easily understood
oscillation
noun
the act or state of swinging back and forth with steady uninterupted rhythm
paean
noun
song or hymn of praise and thansgiving
penurious
adj
penny pinching;excessively thrifty; ungeneropus
perfidy
noun
intentional breach of faith
pernicious
adj
esxtremely harmful;potentially causing death
perspicacious
adj
acutely perceptive;having keen discernment
pious
adj
extremely reverent or devout; shoing strong religious devotion