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Vocabularly Workshop, Level F, Lesson 5

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Amnesty
A general pardon for an offense against a government; in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution.
Autonomy
Self-government, political control.
Axiomatic
Self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule.
Blazon
To adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously; to publish or proclaim widely.
Caveat
A warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior
Equitable
Fair, just, embodying principles of justice.
Extricate
To free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort.
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, contrary; unpredictable.
Precept
A rule of conduct or action.
Salutary
Beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome.
Scathing
Bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm.
Scourge
(v.) To whip, punish severely. (n.) A cause of affliction or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism.
Sepulchral
Funereal, typical of the tomb; extremely gloomy or dismal.
Soporific
(adj.) Tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy. (n.) Something that induces sleep.
Straitlaced
Extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct; prudish, puritanical.
Transient
(adj.) Lasting only a short time, fleeting. (n.) One who stays only a short time.
Unwieldy
Not easily carried, handled, or managed because of the size of complexity.
Vapid
Dull, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force