What does absconded mean in The Cask of Amontillado?

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What does absconded mean in 'The Cask of Amontillado'?

'The Cask of Amontillado':

'The Cask of Amontillado' was first published in 1846. It was written by Edgar Allan Poe, who is remembered today for the more than 60 short stories he wrote and published during his lifetime. Poe also wrote numerous poems and was a critic.

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In 'The Cask of Amontillado,' the word 'absconded' means to leave in a sudden or secret manner. It is used just once in the story, in this context:...

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When reading stories from the past, sometimes we can get bogged down in archaic vocabulary. In this lesson, we will learn and review important vocabulary words from the short story, ''The Cask of Amontillado'' by Edgar Allan Poe, to help us understand the plot and capture the imagery presented.


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