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Vocab Level F. Unit 5. a mnesty. (n.) a general pardon for an offense against a government Any act of forgiveness or absolution. autonomy. (n.) self-government, political control Syn. – home rule Ant. – dependence, subjection. axiomatic.

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Vocab level f

Vocab Level F

Unit 5


A mnesty

amnesty

  • (n.) a general pardon for an offense against a government

  • Any act of forgiveness or absolution


Autonomy

autonomy

  • (n.) self-government, political control

  • Syn. – home rule

  • Ant. – dependence, subjection


Axiomatic

axiomatic

  • (adj.) self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule

  • Syn. – taken for granted

  • Ant. – questionable, dubious, controversial


Blazon

blazon

  • (v.) to adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously

  • Syn. – broadcast, trumpet

  • Ant. – hide, conceal, cover up, bury


Caveat

caveat

  • (n.) a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding

  • Syn. – admonition, word to the wise


Equitable

equitable

  • (adj.) fair, just, embodying principles of justice

  • Syn. – right, reasonable, evenhanded

  • Ant. – unjust, unfair, one-sided


Extricate

extricate

  • (v.) to free from entanglements or difficulties, to remove with effort

  • Syn. – disentangle, extract, disengage

  • Ant. – enmesh, entangle, involve


Filch

filch

  • (v.) to steal, expecially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts

  • Syn. – pilfer, purloin, swipe


Flout

flout

  • (v.) to mock, treat with contempt

  • Syn. – scoff at, sneer at, snicker at, scorn

  • Ant. – obey, honor, revere, uphold


Fractious

fractious

  • (adj.) tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome, contrary

  • Syn. – refractory, recalcitrant, peevish

  • Ant. – docile, tractable, cooperative


Precept

precept

  • (n.) a rule of conduct or action

  • Syn. – principle, maxim


Salutary

salutary

  • (adj.) beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome

  • Syn. – salubrious, curative

  • Ant. – detrimental, deleterious, pernicious


Scathing

scathing

  • (adj.) bitterly severe, withering;

    causing great harm

  • Syn. – searing, harsh, ferocious, savage

  • Ant. – bland, mild


Scourge

scourge

  • (v.) to whip, punish severely; (n.) a cause of affliction or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism

  • Syn. – flog, beat

  • Ant. – godsend, boon, blessing


Sepulchral

sepulchral

  • (adj.) funereal, typical of the tomb, extremely gloomy or dismal

  • Syn. – doleful, lugubrious, mortuary


Soporific

soporific

  • (adj.) tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy

  • (n.) something that induces sleep

  • Syn. – narcotic, anesthetic

  • Ant. - stimulating


Straitlaced

straitlaced

  • (adj.) extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct; prudish, pruitanical

  • Syn. – highly conventional, overly strict, stuffy

  • Ant. – lax, loose, indulgent, permissive


Transient

transient

  • (adj.) lasting only a short time, fleeting (n.) one who stays only a short time

  • Syn. – impermanent, ephemeral, evanescent

  • Ant. – permanent, imperishable, immortal


Unwieldy

unwieldy

  • (adj.) not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity

  • Syn. – cumbersome, bulky, clumsy

  • Ant. – manageable, easy to handle


Vapid

vapid

  • (adj.) dull, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force

  • Syn. – insipid, lifeless, colorless

  • Ant. – zesty, spicy, savory, colorful


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