Vocab. unit 5

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Vocab. unit 5
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  1. to mock, treat with contempt
    flout (v.)
  2. To adorn or embellish; display conspicuously; to publish or proclaim widely
    blazon (v.)
  3. to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts
    filch
  4. to free from entanglements or difficulties: remove with effort
    extricate
  5. To predict, esp. on the basis of present indications or signs, fortoken
    prognosticate (v)
  6. To whip, punish, severly
    scourge
  7. Tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome, contrary: unpredictable
    fractious (adj)
  8. fair, just, embodying principles of justice
    equitable (adj)
  9. Self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule
    axiomatic (adj)
  10. tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy
    soporific
  11. bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm
    scathing (adj)
  12. not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity
    unwieldy (adj)
  13. dull, uninteresting, tiresome, lacking in sharpness or flavor, liveliness or force
    vapid (adj)
  14. funerial, typical of a tomb, extremely gloomy or dismal
    sepulchral (adj)
  15. beneficial, helpful, healthy, wholesome
    salutary (adj)
  16. extremely strict in regards to moral standards and concepts, prudish, puritanical
    straitlaced (adj)
  17. lasting only for a short time
    transient
  18. something that induces sleep, a drug or agent of this kind
    soporific (n)
  19. a rule of conduct or action
    precept (n)
  20. a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discouraged behavior
    caveat (n)
  21. self government, political control,
    autonmy (n)
  22. an addition or supplement designed to increase correctness, completeness, or currency.
    addendum (n)
  23. a general pardon for an offense against the government; in general, any act of forgiveness
    amnesty (n)

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