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unit 4 vocab

TermDefinitionSynonymAntonym
Amnesty a general pardon for an offense against the government, in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution reprieve
Blazon to adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously; to publish or proclaim widely broadcast, trumpet hide, conceal, bury
Caveat a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior admonition, word to the wise, disclaimer
Equitable fair, just, embodying principles of justice right, reasonable, evenhanded unjust, unfair, one-sided, disproportionate
Extricate to free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort disentangle, extract enmesh, entangle
Filch to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts pilfer, purloin, swipe
Flout to mock, treat with contempt sneer at, snicker at, scorn obey, honor
Fractious tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome, contrary; unpredictable refractory, recalcitrant, peevish docile, tractable, cooperative
Precept a rule of conduct or action principle, maxim
Salutary beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome salubrious, curative detrimental, deleterious
Scrouge to whip, punish severely, n-a cause of afflication or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism flog, beat, n-bane, plague, pestilence godsend, coon, blessing
Scathing bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm searing, harsh, savage bland, mild
Sepulchral funereal, typical of a tomb; extremely gloomy or dismal lugubrious, mortuary
Soporific tending to cause sleep, relating sleepiness or lethargy, N-something that induces sleep narcotic, anesthetic adj-stimulating, n- stimulant stimulus
Straitlaced extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct, prudish, puritanical highly conventional, overly strict, stuffy lax, loose, indulgent, permissive, dissolute
Transient Lasting only a short time, fleeting; n-one who says only a short time impermanent, ephemeral, evanescent permanent, imperishable, immoral
Unwieldy not easily carried, handled, or managed because or managed because of size bulky, clumsy, impractical manageable, easy to handle
Vapid dull, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force lifeless, colorless zesty spicy, colorful
Autonomy self-government, political control home rule dependence, subjectiion
Axiomatic self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle taken for granted questionable, dubious
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