Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: abscond

Definition: depart secretly and hide


Sentences Containing 'abscond'

In connection with the election of a relative as member of parliament for Liverpool he wrote a libellous attack on the rival candidate, and to escape prosecution was advised to abscond.
It will be an advantage to suffer for my religion and, therefore, I will not abscond."
Others write plays with such heedlessness that, after they have been acted, the actors have to fly and abscond, afraid of being punished, as they often have been, for having acted something offensive to some king or other, or insulting to some noble family.
Sharpe was successful with Nsama and Mwata Kazembe but the latter was opposed to him going on to do a deal with his enemy, Msiri, and he delayed Sharpe by trickery and encouraged his porters to abscond.

More Vocab Words

::: epigram - witty thought or saying, usually short
::: cognizance - knowledge; ADJ. cognizant; having knowledge; aware
::: potpourri - heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
::: equable - tranquil; of even calm temper; (of temperature) steady; uniform
::: azure - sky blue
::: arbitrary - unreasonable or capricious; random; tyrannical; Ex. arbitrary ruler
::: viand - food; CF. live
::: reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful
::: doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
::: forswear - renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure