Vocab Level F Unit 5

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  1. Vapid
    • (adj)
    • dull, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force

    • Synonyms: insipid, lifeless, colorless
    • Antonyms: zesty, spicy, savory, colorful, lively
  2. Unwieldy
    • (adj)
    • not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity

    • Synonyms: cumbersome, bulky, clumsy, impractical
    • Antonyms: manageable, easy to handle
  3. Transient
    • (adj) and (n)
    • lasting only a short time, fleeting; (n) one who stays only a short time

    • Synonyms: (adj) impermanent, ephemeral, evanescent
    • Antonyms: (adj) permanent, imperishable, immortal
  4. Straitlaced
    • (adj)
    • extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct; prudish, puritanical

    • Synonyms: highly conventional, overly strict, stuffy
    • Antonyms: lax, loose, indulgent, permissive, dissolute
  5. Soporific
    • (adj) and (n)
    • tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy; (n) something that induces sleep

    • Synonyms: (n) narcotic, anesthetic
    • Antonyms: (adj) stimulating; (n) stimulant, stimulus
  6. Sepulchral
    • (adj)
    • funereal, typical of the tomb; extremely gloomy or dismal

    Synonyms: doleful, lugubrious, mortuary
  7. Scourge
    • (v) and (n)
    • to whip, punish severely; (n) a cause of affliction or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism

    • Synonyms: (v) flog, beat; (n) bane, plague, pestilence
    • Antonyms: (n) godsend, boon, blessing
  8. Scathing
    • (adj)
    • bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm

    • Synonyms: searing, harsh, ferocious, savage
    • Antonyms: bland, mild
  9. Salutary
    • (adj)
    • beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome

    • Synonyms: salubrious, curative
    • Antonyms: detrimental, deleterious, pernicious
  10. Precept
    • (n)
    • a rule of conduct or action

    Synonyms: principle, maxim
  11. Fractious
    • (adj)
    • tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome, contrary; unpredictable

    • Synonyms: refractory, recalcitrant, peevish
    • Antonyms: docile, tractable, cooperative
  12. Flout
    • (v)
    • to mock, treat with contempt

    • Synonyms: scoff at, sneer at, snicker at, scorn
    • Antonyms: obey, honor, revere, uphold
  13. Filch
    • (v)
    • to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts

    Synonyms: pilfer, purloin, swipe
  14. Extricate
    • (v)
    • to free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort

    • Synonyms: disentangle, extract, disengage
    • Antonyms: enmesh, entangle, involve
  15. Equitable
    • (adj)
    • fair, just, embodying principles of justice

    • Synonyms: right, reasonable, evenhanded
    • Antonyms: unjust, unfair, one-sided, disproportionate
  16. Caveat
    • (n)
    • a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior

    Synonyms:admonition, word to the wise
  17. Blazon
    • (v)
    • to adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously; to publish or proclaim widely

    • Synonyms: broadcast, trumpet
    • Antonyms: hide, conceal, cover up, bury
  18. Axiomatic
    • (adj)
    • self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule

    • Synonyms: taken for granted
    • Antonyms: questionable, dubious, controversial
  19. Autonomy
    • (n)
    • self-government, political control

    • Synonyms: home rule
    • Antonyms: dependence, subjection, colonial status
  20. Amnesty
    • (n)
    • a general pardon for an offense against a government; in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution

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