English 10 Vocab #5

  1. amnesty
    N. The general pardon for an offense against a government; in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution
  2. autonomy
    n. self-government, political control

    • s. home rule
    • a. dependence, subjection, colonial status
  3. axiomatic
    adj. self-evident, expressing a univerally accepted priniple or rule

    • s. taken for granted
    • a. questionable, dubious, controversial
  4. blazon
    v. to adorn or embellish; to display conpicuously; to publish or proclaim widely

    • s. broadcast, trumpet
    • a. hide, conceal, cover up, bury
  5. caveat
    n. a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior

    s. admonition, word to the wise
  6. equitable
    adj. fair, just, embodying principles of justice

    • s. right, reasonable, evenhanded
    • a. unjust, unfair, one-sided, disproportionate
  7. extricate
    v. to free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort

    • s. disentangle, extract, disengage
    • a. enmesh, entangle, involve
  8. filch
    v. to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts

    s. pilfer, purloin, swipe
  9. flout
    to mock, treat with contempt

    • s. scoff at, sneer at, snicker at, scorn
    • a. obey, honor, revere, uphold
  10. fractious
    adj. tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome, contrary, unpredictable

    • s. refractory, reclacitrant, peevish
    • a. docile, tractable, cooperative
  11. precept
    n. a rule of conduct or action

    s. principle, maxim
  12. salutary
    adj. beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome

    • s. salubrious, curative
    • a. detrimental, deleterious, pernicious
  13. scathing
    adj. bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm

    • s. searing, harsh, ferocious, savage
    • a. bland, mild
  14. scourge
    • v. to whip, punish severely
    • n. a cause of affliction or suffering, a source of severe punishment or criticism

    • s. (v) flog, beat (n) bane, plague, pestilence
    • n. (n) godsent, boon, blessing
  15. sepulchral
    adj. funereal, typical of the tomb, extremely gloomy or dismal

    s. doleful, lugubrious, mortuary
  16. soporific
    • adj. tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy
    • n. soemthing that induces sleep

    • s. (n) narcotic, anesthetic
    • a. (adj.) stimulating (n) stimulant, stimulus
  17. straitlaced
    adj. extremely strict in regard to morla standards and conduct; prudish, puritanical

    • s. highly conventional, overly strict, stuffy
    • a. lax, loose, indulgent, permissive, dissolute
  18. transient
    • adj. lasting only a short time, fleeting
    • n. one who stays only a short time

    • s. (adj) impermanent, ephemeral, evanescent
    • a. (adj) permanent, imperishable, immortal
  19. unwieldy
    adj. not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity

    • s. cumbersome, bulky, clumsy, impractical
    • a. manageable, easy to handle
  20. vapid
    adj. dull, uninteresting, tiresome, lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or foce

    • s. insipid, lifeless, colorless
    • a. zesty, spicy, savory, colorful, lively
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English 10 Vocab #5
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