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SO - Level F, Unit 5

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