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v. to run off and hide

syn: bolt, make off, skip town
abscond
n. approach or admittance to places, persons, things; an increase;
v. to get at, obtain

syn: n. entry, admittance, entree;
ant: n. total exclusion
access
n. a lack of government and law; confusion

syn: chaos, disorder, turmoil, pandemonium
ant: law and order, peace and quiet
anarchy
adj. hard to do, requiring much effort

syn: hard, difficult, laborious, fatiguing
ant: easy, simple, effortless
arduous
adj. favorable; fortunate

syn: promising, encouraging, propitious
ant: ill-omened, ominous, sinister
auspicious
adj. favoring one side unduly; prejudiced

syn: unfair, partial, bigoted
ant: fair, impartial, unprejudiced, just
biased
v. to overcome with fear, intimidate; to dishearten, discourage

syn: dismay, cow
ant: encourage, embolden, reassure
daunt
v. to free from tangles or complications

syn: unravel, unwind, unscramble, unsnarl
ant: tangle up, ensnarl, snag
disentangle
adj. determined in advance by destiny or fortune

syn: destined, preordained, doomed
ant: accidental, fortuitous, chance, random
fated
v. to mislead by a trick, deceive

syn: dupe, put one over on
ant: undeceive, disabuse, clue in
hoodwink
adj. not having life; without energy or spirit

syn: lifeless, dead, inert, spiritless
ant: living, alive, energetic, lively, sprightly
inanimate
v. to burn to ashes

syn: burn up, cremate, reduce to ashes
incinerate
adj. very brave, fearless, unshakable

syn: valiant, courageous, audacious, daring
ant: timid, cowardly, craven, pusillanimous
intrepid
n. theft

syn: stealing, robbery, burglary
larceny
adj. bending readily; easily influenced

syn: supple, flexible, elastic, plastic
ant: rigid, stiff, inflexible, set in stone
pliant
adj. overly self-important in speech and manner; excessively stately or ceremonious

syn: pretentious, highfalutin, bombastic.
ant: unpretentious, unaffected, plain
pompous
n. a very steep cliff; the brink or edge of disaster

syn: cliff, crag, bluff, promontory, ledge
ant: abyss, chasm, gorge
precipice
v. to make right, correct

syn: remedy, set right
ant: mess up, botch, bungle
rectify
n. a temporary relief or delay
v. to grant a postponement

syn: n. stay, respite;
v. postpone, delay
ant: v. proceed
reprieve
v. to attack with words, call bad names

syn: inveigh against, malign, vilify, denounce
ant: praise, acclaim, revere, idolize
revile