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Abscond
V: To leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself, often to avoid arrest or prosecution
Marie decided to abscond into the darkness.
Auspicious
adj: Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious
Brevity
n: The quality or state of being brief in duration
Cache
: n: A hiding place used especially for storing provisions, OR A place for concealment and safekeeping, as of valuables
Chagrin
: n: A keen feeling of mental unease, as of annoyance or embarrassment, caused by failure, disappointment, or a disconcerting event
Chimerical:
: Created by or as if by a wildly fanciful imagination; highly improbable
Construe
: v : To adduce or explain the meaning of
Dauntless
adj: Incapable of being intimidated or discouraged; fearless
Doughty
adj: Marked by stouthearted courage; brave
Effete
: Depleted of vitality, force, or effectiveness; exhausted
Effrontery
: n pl: Brazen boldness; presumptuousness
Enigma
: n: One that is puzzling, ambiguous, or inexplicable
Expiate:
v: To make amends or reparation for; atone
Filial:
adj: Of, relating to, or befitting a son or daughter
Fortuitous:
adj: Happening by accident or chance
Gossamer:
A soft sheer gauzy fabric, Something delicate, light, or flimsy
Grovel:
v: To behave in a servile or demeaning manner; cringe
Heinous:
adj: Grossly wicked or reprehensible
Hydrophobia:
n: An abnormal fear of water
Inaugurate:
v: To induct into office by a formal ceremony
Incongruous:
adj: Lacking in harmony; incompatible
Interim:
n: An interval of time between one event, process, or period and another
Lambent:
adj: Flickering lightly over or on a surface
Loquacious:
adj: Very talkative; garrulous
Maw:
n: The mouth, stomach, jaws, or gullet of a voracious animal, especially a carnivore
Multifarious:
adj: Having great variety; diverse
Oblation:
n: The act of offering something, such as worship or thanks, to a deity
Ossify:
v: To change into bone; become bony
Pinion:
n: The wing of a bird
Philology:
n: Literary study or classical scholarship