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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Book F Unit 5

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Amnesty
(n.) a general pardon for an offense against a government; in general, any act of forgiveness of absolution
Autonomy
(n.) self-government, political control
Axiomatic
(adj.) self-evident, expressing a university accepted principle or rule
Blazon
(v.) to adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously; to publish or proclaim widely
Caveat
(n.) a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior
Equitable
(adj.) fair, just, embodying principles of justice
Extricate
(v.) to free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort
Filch
(v.) to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts
Flout
(v) to mock, treat with contempt
Fractious
(Adj.) tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome, contrary; unpredictable
Precept
(n.) a rule of conduct or action
Salutary
(Adj.) benficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome
Scathing
(adj.) bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm
Scourge
(v.) to whip, punish severly; (n.) a cause of affliction or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism
Sepulchral
(adj.) funereal, typical of the tomb; extremel gloomy or dismal
Soporific
(adj.) tanding to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy; (n.) something that induces sleep
Straitlaced
(adj.) 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
(adj.) not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size of complexity
Vapid
(adj.) dull, interesting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveiness, or force