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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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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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