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23 terms

Unit 5 Vocab

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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
to whip, punish severely
scourge
a cause of affliciton or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism
sepulchral
funereal, typical of the tomb; extremely gloomy or dismal
soporific
tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy
soporific
something that induces sleep
straitlaced
extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct; prudish, puritanical
transient
lasting only a short time, fleeting
transient
one who stays only a short time
unwieldy
not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity
vapid
dull, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force