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Unit 5 Vocabulary

English III Honors

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