sadlier-oxford vocab level f unit 5

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amnesty

s. general pardon for an offense, forgiveness

autonomy

s. home rule, self-government
a. dependence, subjection, colonial status

axiomatic

s. taken for granted, self-evident
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, steal

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, maximum, rule of conduct

salutary

s. salubrious, curative, beneficial
a. detrimental, deleterious, pernicious

scathing

s. searing, harsh, ferocious, savage
a. bland, mild

scourge

s. flog, beat / blane, plague pestilence
a. godsend, boon, blessing

soporific

s. narcotic, anesthetic
a. stimulating, stimulant

sepulchral

s. doleful, lugubrious, funereal, gloomy

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, dull
a. zesty, spicy, savory, colorful, lively

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