Vocab Unit 5

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amnesty

a general pardon for an offense against a government

autonomy

self-government

axiomatic

self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule

blazon

to adorn or embellish; to publish or proclaim widely

caveat

a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior

equitable

fair, just, embodying the principles of justice

extricate

to free from entanglements or difficulties

filch

to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts

flout

to mock, treat with contempt

fractious

tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome

precept

a rule of conduct or action

salutary

beneficial, helpful

scathing

bitterly severe, causing great harm

scourge

to whip, punish severely; a cause of affliction or suffering

sepulchral

funeral, typical of the tomb

soporific

tending to cause sleep

straitlaced

extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct; prudish

transient

lasting only a short time; one who stays only a short time

unwieldy

not easily carried or handled

vapid

dull, uninteresting, tiresome

autonomy

home rule

axiomatic

taken for granted

blazon

broadcast

blazon

trumpet

caveat

admonition

caveat

word to the wise

equitable

right

equitable

reasonable

equitable

evenhanded

extricate

disentangle, extract, disengage

flout

scoff at, snicker at, sneer at, scorn

fractious

refractory

fractious

recalcitrant

fractious

peevish

precept

principle

precept

maxim

salutary

salubrious

salutary

curative

scathing

searing

scathing

harsh

scathing

ferocious

scathing

savage

scourge

flog

scourge

beat

scourge

bane

scourge

plague

scourge

pestilence

sepulchral

doleful

sepulchral

lugubrious

sepulchral

mortuary

soporific

narcotic

soporific

anesthetic

straitlaced

highly conventional

straitlaced

overly strict

straitlaced

stuffy

transient

impermanent

transient

ephemeral

transient

evanescent

unwieldy

cumbersome

unwieldy

bulky

unwieldy

clumsy

unwieldy

impractical

vapid

insipid

vapid

lifeless

vapid

colorless

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