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Sadlier -Oxford Level F Unit 5. Study Guide. a mnesty (n). Many political prisoners were freed under the ___ granted by the new regime. The new government, seeking to restore normal conditions, declared an _____ for all political prisoners

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Sadlier oxford level f unit 5

Sadlier-Oxford Level F Unit 5

Study Guide

A mnesty n
amnesty (n)

  • Many political prisoners were freed under the ___ granted by the new regime.

  • The new government, seeking to restore normal conditions, declared an _____ for all political prisoners

  • Instead of brooding about past wrongs, I suggest that you declare a personal _____ and start thinking about the future.


  • Even after the thirteen colonies gained ____ from England, many Americans clung to English traditions.

  • Since the close of WWII, almost 100 former colonies have gained full ____ and joined the family of nations.

  • Young people, tired of being controlled by parents, teachers, and others, often have a strong impulse to gain _______.


  • One should not accept the idea that the camera never lies as an ______ truth

  • It is ______ that democracy, more than any other form of government, calls for the active participation of the people in public affairs.

  • Isn’t it strange that the basic ideas that some economists regard as _________ are rejected by others as absolutely false!


  • They will ____ the results of the election across the internet and every television in the land.

  • The fighter planes of WWII sometimes had pictures of famous movie stars like Betty Grable _____ on the fuselage.

  • Today our intricate network of mass communications can _____ news of national importance over the country in a matter of minutes.


  • The well known Latin phrase, “______ emptor” means, “Let the buyer beware”.

  • I tried to warn them of the dangers involved in such an undertaking but all my _____ and admonitions fell on deaf ears.

  • Unabridged dictionaries often alert the reader to common mistakes in the use of a word by including brief ________


  • He did more work, so a sixty-forty split of the profits seemed an _________ arrangement.

  • The decision was a disappointment to me, but after thinking it over, I had to agree that it was _______.

  • Arriving at _____ arrangements in human affairs often requires sound judgment as well as good intentions.


  • The ring must have slid off my finger as I was trying to _____ the fish from the net

  • She has made so many contradictory promises to so many people that I don’t see how she can _____ herself from the situation.

  • How easy is it for a nation to become trapped in an inflationary price rise; how difficult to _____ itself from the upward spiral!


  • If you _____ pennies from the cash drawer, you are unlikely, after a while, to be satisfied with pennies.

  • Who would have thought that the new treasurer could sink so low as to ______ money from the petty cash fund?

  • Some sadly misguided individuals seem to go through life trying to _____ petty advantages from everyone they encounter.


  • She chose to ignore my advice, not because she wanted to _____ my beliefs, but because she had strong convictions of her own.

  • Any unit of government– national or local– that _____ sound economic principles is headed for disaster. (yeah. I don’t understand this sentence, either.)

  • Young people who consider themselves nonconformists often go to extremes in their determination to _____ the conventions.


  • It seems as if even the smoothest-running organizations contain at least one _____ element.

  • It became clear that the squad of policemen would be unable to control the small but _____ crowd of angry protesters.

  • We had many talented players, but the ____ behavior of a few individuals impaired our team spirit and led to a losing season.


  • Many religions follow the _____ that it is important to treat others as you, yourself, would like to be treated.

  • Her approach to the problem seems to have been guided by the time-honored ____ that “Force is the remedy for nothing”.

  • I intend to be guided by the simple ____ that have proven themselves valuable over long periods of human experience.


  • The cute new puppy had a ____ effect on her health.

  • Failures are always unpleasant, but if you learn from them, they may have a ______ effect on your future career.

  • Few things are more _____ for a young person than an occasional painful reminder that life is not a bowl of cherries.


  • Sometimes a carefully reasoned discussion does more to change people’s minds than a _____ attack.

  • My teacher’s criticism of my term paper was so _____ that after reading it I felt thoroughly crushed.

  • I now know that Gulliver’s Travels, far from being a children’s book, is a work of mature and ________ satire.


  • Jonathan Swift used wit to ______ the British government for its cruel treatment of Ireland.

  • It was Lincoln who said, “Fondly do we hope, fervently we pray that this ______ of war may speedily pass away.

  • Appointed by the Governor to be the Commissioner of Investigations, she soon became the ____ of dishonest and incompetent officials.


  • My sister announced in a severe and _____ tone of voice that we were out of cookies.

  • Shivers went up and down our spines as, in a _____ voice, the teacher spoke to us of vampires, ghosts, and the ‘living dead.

  • The ghost of Hamlet’s father whispered in _____ tones the story of his own tragic death.


  • He claimed that the musical, despite its energy, was _____ and that he had slept through the entire second act.

  • The _________ effect of his droning lectures surpasses that of any sleeping pill now in use.

  • I didn’t expect the play to be particularly stimulating, but I certainly never anticipated its overwhelmingly _____ power.


  • Travelers may find people overseas ________ in some ways but surprisingly free in others.

  • The standards of behavior generally accepted in Victorian times would probably be rejected today as excessively ________.

  • You may regard her ideas as _____, but I think they reflect good thinking and sound values.


  • His bad mood was ____, and by the time he had finished his breakfast, he was smiling.

  • His fame as a football star proved to be _____, and he found himself just another young man looking for a job.

  • The Judeo-Christian tradition teaches that material things are ____ while spiritual values are eternal.


  • We loaded the truck with chairs and the coffee table, but the grand piano was too ______.

  • The carton was not heavy, but it was so _____ that it took four of us to carry it to the shed.

  • The rules of the club proved so _____ that it was all but impossible to carry on business.


  • While critics called the movie ____, I thought the performers were very compelling.

  • Even the most talented actors could not breath life and credibility into the silly lines of that _____ play.

  • In spite of the tremendous sales of that novel, I found it to be mediocre and _____ in every respect.

Study aids and assignment
Study Aids and Assignment

  • Your task: Highlight the context clues in each sentence.

  • Create a BEOWULF related sentence for ten of the words. Print neatly on your packet.

  • Go through your RPS and identify (with a key) Prefixes, roots, and suffixes.

  • Try to get into Jerome’s head. Ask yourself:

    • Are there any words with similar meanings; which I might easily confuse? How can I tell them apart?

    • Are there any words with similar meanings but different parts of speech?

    • Can they be separated by connotation or tone?

    • Identify these.