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Vocab Unit 5. 1-10. Amnesty. (n.) A general pardon for an offense against a government SYN: reprieve I-Am-Nasty, but my friends usually pardon my habits!. Autonomy. (n.) Self government, political control SYN: home rule. Axiomatic.

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amnesty
Amnesty
  • (n.) A general pardon for an offense against a government
  • SYN: reprieve
  • I-Am-Nasty, but my friends usually pardon my habits!
autonomy
Autonomy
  • (n.) Self government, political control
  • SYN: home rule
axiomatic
Axiomatic
  • (adj.) Self-evident, expressing a universally expected principle
  • SYN: taken for granted
  • If you automatically take an ax to your hand during a fit of rage, you will have taken for granted this important part of your body.
blazon
Blazon
  • To adorn or embellish, to display conspicuously
  • SYN: broadcast, trumpet
  • His zodiac sign was blazoned on the back of his jean jacket in Bedazzler jewels.
caveat
Caveat
  • A warning or caution to prevent misunderstandings or discourage behavior
  • SYN: admonition, word to the wise
equitable
Equitable
  • (adj.) Fair, just, embodying principles of justice
  • SYN: right, reasonable, evenhanded
  • EQUAL
extricate
Extricate
  • (v.) To free from entanglements or difficulties
  • SYN: disentangle, extract
filch
Filch
  • (v.) To steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts
  • SYN: pilfer, purloin, swipe
flout
Flout
  • (v.) To mock, treat with contempt
  • SYN: sneer at, snicker at, scorn
  • FAIL OUT
  • Those who fail out at the the Flugtag may be flouted by those in attendance!
fractious
Fractious
  • (adj.) Tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome, contrary, unpredictable
  • SYN: refractory, recalcitrant, peevish
  • The Republican Party has become fractious, or quarrelsome within itself, with the rising popularity of the Tea Party and Libertarians.
precept
Precept
  • (n.) a rule of conduct or action
  • Receipt: It is a precept, or rule of conduct, that a cashier hand you your receipt after purchasing food at Wawa.
salutary
Salutary

It may be beneficial to salute one’s superior officer.

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

Scathing

(adj.) bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm

scourge
Scourge
  • (v.) to whip, punish severely; (n.) a cause of affliction or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism
  • Scourge=SCOLD
sepulchral
Sepulchral
  • (adj.) funereal, typical of the tomb; extremely gloomy or dismal
  • SEParate body and soul
  • Sepulchral and Funereal have the same ending.
soporific
Soporific
  • (adj.) tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy; (n.) something that induces sleep
  • SO-BORING: Boring situations make people fall asleep.
straitlaced
Straitlaced
  • (adj.) extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct; prudish, purtanical

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transient
Transient
  • (adj.) lasting only a short time, fleeting; (n.) one who stays only a short time
  • Rides on public transit are (hopefully) very brief.
unwieldy
Unwieldy
  • (adj.) not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity
  • UNWIELDY
  • WILD- Not easily managed
vapid
Vapid
  • (adj.) dull, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force
  • VAPID is the opposite of RAPID.