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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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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.
autonomy
autonomy
  • 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 _______.
axiomatic
axiomatic
  • 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!
blazon
blazon
  • 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.
caveat
caveat
  • 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 ________
equitable
equitable
  • 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.
extricate
extricate
  • 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!
filch
filch
  • 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.
flout
flout
  • 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.
fractious
fractious
  • 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.
precept
precept
  • 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.
salutary
salutary
  • 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.
scathing
scathing
  • 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.
scourge
scourge
  • 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.
sepulchral
sepulchral
  • 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.
soporific
soporific
  • 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.
straitlaced
straitlaced
  • 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.
transient
transient
  • 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.
unwieldy
unwieldy
  • 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.
vapid
vapid
  • 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.