Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary Level F Unit 5 Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms and Antonyms

amnesty

a general pardon for an offense against of government, any act of forgiveness or absolution

autonomy

S: home rule; A: dependence, subjection, colonial status

axiomatic

S: taken for granted; A: questionable, dubious, controversial

blazon

S: broadcast, trumpet; A: hide, conceal, cover up, bury

caveat

S: admonition, word to the wise

equitable

S: right, reasonable, evenhanded; A: unjust, unfair, one-sided, disproportionate

extricate

S: disentangle, extract, disengage; A: enmesh, entangle, involve

filch

S: pilfer, purloin, swipe

flout

S: scoff at, sneer at, snicker at, scorn; A: obey, honor, revere, uphold

fractious

S: refractory, recalcitrant, peevish; A: docile, tractable, cooperative

precept

S: principle, maxim

salutary

S: salubrious, curative; A: detrimental, deleterious, pernicious

scathing

S: searing, harsh, ferocious, savage; A: bland, mild

scourge

S: flog, beat, bane, plague, pestilence; A: godsend, boon, blessing

sepulchral

S: doleful, lugubrious, mortuary

soporific

S: narcotic, anesthetic; A: stimulating, stimulant, stimulus

straitlaced

S: highly conventional, overly strict, stuffy; A: lax, loose, indulgent, permissive, dissolute

transient

S: impermanent, ephemeral, evanescent; A: permanent, imperishable, immortal

unwieldy

S: cumbersome, bulky, clumsy, impractical; A: manageable, easy to handle

vapid

S: insipid, lifeless, colorless; A: zesty, spicy, savory, colorful, lively

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