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Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 5

Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 5

Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 5


Word List

  1. amnesty
    (n.) a general pardon for an offense against a government; in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution
  2. precept
    (n.) a rule of conduct or action
  3. autonomy
    (n.) self-government, political control
  4. salutary
    (adj.) beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome
  5. axiomatic
    (adj.) self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle
  6. scathing
    (adj.) bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm
  7. blazon
    (v.) to adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously; to publish or proclaim widely
  8. scourge
    (v.) to whip, punish severely; (n.) a cause of affliction or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism
  9. caveat
    (n.) a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior
  10. sepulchral
    (adj.) funereal, typical of the tomb; extremely gloomy or dismal
  11. equitable
    (adj.) fair, just, embodying principles of justice
  12. soporific
    (adj.) tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy (n.) something that induces sleep
  13. extricate
    (v.) to free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort
  14. straitlaced
    (adj.) extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct; prudish, puritanical
  15. filch
    (v.) to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts
  16. transient
    (adj.) lasting only a short time, fleeting; (n.) one who stays only a short time
  17. flout
    (v.) to mock, treat with contempt
  18. unwieldy
    (adj.) not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity
  19. fractious
    (adj.) tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome, contrary; unpredictable
  20. vapid
    (adj.) dull, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force

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