10 terms

Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary Unit 5 Part 2

precept (noun)
a rule of conduct or action
salutary (adj)
beneficial, helpful;healthful, wholesome
scathing (adj)
bitterly severe, withering, causing great harm
scourge (verb or noun)
to whip, punish severely, a cause of affliction of suffering, a source of sever punishment or criticism
sepulchral (adj)
funeral, typical of the tomb, extremely gloomy or dismal
soporific (adj or noun)
tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy, something that induces sleep
straitlaced (adj)
extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct, prudish, puritanical
transient (adj or noun)
lasting only a short time, fleeting, one who stays only a short time
unwieldy (adj)
not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity
vapid (adj)
dull, uninteresting, tiresome, lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force