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Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary Level F Unit 5 Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms and Antonyms
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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