vocab chapter 5

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  1. amnesty
    a general pardon for an offense against a government in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution
  2. autonomy
    • self-government, political control
    • syn: home rule
    • ant: dependence, subjection, colonial status
  3. axiomatic
    • self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principl or rule
    • syn: taken for granted
    • ant: questionable, dubious, controversial
  4. blazon
    • to adorn or embellish, to display conspicuously, to publish or proclaim widely
    • syn: broadcast, trumpet
    • ant: hide, conceal, cover up, bury
  5. caveat
    • a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior
    • syn: admonition, word to the wise
  6. equitable
    • fair, just, embodying principle of justice
    • syn: right, reasonable, evenhanded
    • ant: unjust, unnfair, one-sided, disproportionate
  7. extricate
    • to free from the entanglements or difficulties, to remove with effort
    • syn: disentangle, extract, disengage
    • ant: enmesh, entangle, involve
  8. filch
    • to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts
    • syn: pilfer, purloin, swipe
  9. flout
    • to mock, treat with contempt
    • syn: scoff at, sneer at, snicker at, scorn
    • ant: obey, honor, revere, uphold
  10. fractious
    • tending to be troublesome, unruly, quarrelsome, contrary, unpredictable
    • syn: refractory, recalcitrant, peevish
    • ant: docile, tractable, cooperative
  11. precept
    • a rule of conduct or action
    • syn: principle, maxim
  12. salutory
    • beneficial, helpful, heathful, wholesome
    • syn: salubrious, curative
    • ant: detrimental, deleterious, penicious
  13. scathing
    • bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm
    • syn: searing, harsh, ferocious, savage
    • ant: bland, mild
  14. scourage
    • to whip, punish severly
    • a cause of affliction or suffering, a source of severe punishment or critism
    • syn: fllog, beat, bane, plague, pestilience
    • ant: godsens, boon, blessing
  15. sepulchral
    • funeral, typical of a tomb, extremly gloomy or dismal
    • syn: doleful, lugubrious, mortuary
  16. soporific
    • tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy
    • something that induces sleep
    • syn: narcotic, anesthetic
    • ant: stimulating, stimulant, stimulus
  17. straitlaced
    • extremly strict in regard to moral standards and conuct, prudish, puritanical
    • syn: highly conventional, overly strict, stuffy
    • ant: lax, loose, indulgent, permissive, dissolute
  18. transient
    • lasting only a short time, fleeting
    • one who stays only a short time
    • syn: impermanent, ephemeral, evanescent
    • ant: permanent, imperishable, immortal
  19. unwieldy
    • not easily carried, handled, or managed because of sixe or complexity
    • syn: cumbersome, bulky, clumsy, impractical
    • ant: manageable, easy to handle
  20. vapid
    • dull, uninteresting, tiresome, lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force
    • syn: insipid, lifeless, colorless
    • ant: zesty, spicy, savory, colorful, lively
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vocab chapter 5
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