April 28, 2013
- abscond (verb)
- What does it mean?
- : to depart secretly and hide oneself
- How do you use it?
- The musician was an intensely private person who made it a habit after a performance to abscond to a place where she could be alone.
- Are you a word wiz?
Which one of these sentences do you think uses "abscond" correctly?Don't run off before we have a chance to tell you the correct answer is A. You can make answer B disappear since "abscond" is not a color. "Abscond" doesn't make any sense in sentence C because neither Terry nor the tarnish is slipping off to anywhere. You would need to replace "abscond" with "abalone" to give sentence D any meaning. That leaves us with sentence A, and the bank teller tempted to take off with all that money in tow.