April 28, 2013
abscond (verb)
\ab-SKAHND\ Hear it!
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.
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