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