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abscond

ab·scond

abscond

 
pronunciation:
b skand
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: absconded, absconding, absconds
definition: to leave suddenly and secretly, esp. to avoid observation or capture.
The king hanged the leader of the rebellion, while his followers attempted to abscond from the city.The thief was able to abscond with confidential files.
synonyms:
decamp, elope, escape
similar words:
bolt, clear off, disappear, flee, fly, hightail, leave, scram, skip, vanish, withdraw
derivation: absconder (n.)
Word Parts
The word abscond contains the following part:
ab-, abs- Latin prefix that means from, away from
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Most words containing the prefix ab- , abs- are Latin loanwords, so the bases are Latin roots. ab- becomes abs- before bases beginning with "t," such as "tract."