Freshman Vocab Unit 4A Here we go! abscond (v.) to run off and hide The maurauders absconded with the treasure. access (n.) approach or admittance to places, persons, things; an increase (v.) to get at, obtain We were unable to access the fortress entrance. anarchy (n.) a lack of government and law, confusion arduous (adj.) hard to do, requiring much effort As a punishment from the gods for his trickery, Sisyphus was compelled to the arduous task of rolling a huge rock up a steep hill. auspicious (adj.) favorable; fortunate The fortune cookie's message was not particularly auspicious. biased (adj.) favoring one side unduly; prejudiced The Fox News Channel is often accused of being biased in favor of Republicans. daunt (v.) to overcome with fear, intimidate; to dishearten, discourage We faced the daunting task of finding our way through the maze. disentangle (v.) to free from tangles or complications Try disentangling that! fated (adj.) determined in advance by destiny or fortune Alas, the couple was not fated to remain together forever. hoodwink (v.) to mislead by a trick, deceive Magic relies on the fact that it is easy to hoodwink people.
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