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Unit 5 W

r. world lit. vocab unit 5

amnesty n.- a general pardon for an offense against a government; any act of forgiveness
autonomy n.- self-government
axiomatic adj.- expressing a universally accepted principle
blazon v.- to display conspicuously
caveat n.- a warning to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior
equitable adj.- fair or just
extricate v.- to remove with effort
filch v.- to steal in a sneaky way and in petty amounts
flout v.- to mock or treat with contempt
fractious adj.- troublesome or unruly
precept n.- a rule of conduct
salutary adj.- beneficial or healthful
scathing adj.- bitterly severe; causing great harm
scourge v.- to whip or punish severely n.- a cause of affliction for suffering
sepulchral adj.- funereal; extremely gloomy or dismal
soporific adj.- tending to cause sleep n.- something that induces sleep
straitlaced adj.- extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct
transient adj.- lasting only a short time n.- one who stays only a short time
unwieldy adj.- not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity
vapid adj.- dull or uninteresting; lacking in sharpness, flavor liveliness, or force
Created by: spellbowler