Chapter 5 Vocab Bwood

  1. Amnesty
    A general pardon for an offense against a government; in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution
  2. Autonomy
    Self-government, political control

    • Syn: home rule
    • Ant: dependence, subjection, colonial status
  3. Axiomatic
    Self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule

    • Syn: taken for granted
    • Ant: questionable, dubious, controversial
  4. Blazon
    To adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously; to publish or proclaim widely

    • Syn: broadcast, trumpet
    • Ant: hide, conceal, cover up, bury
  5. Caveat
    A warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior

    Syn: admonition, word to the wise
  6. Equitable
    Fair, just, embodying principles of justice

    • Syn: right, reasonable, evenhanded
    • Ant: unjust, unfair, one-sided, disproportionate
  7. Extricate
    To free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort

    • Syn: disentangle, extract, disengage
    • Ant: enmesh, entangle, involve
  8. Filch
    To steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts

    Syn: pilfer, purloin, swipe
  9. Flout
    To mock, treat with contempt

    • Syn: scoff at, sneer at, snicker at, scorn
    • Ant: obey, honor, revere, uphold
  10. Fractious
    Tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome, contrary; unpreductable

    • Syn: refractory, recalcitrant, peevish
    • Ant: docile, tractable, cooperative
  11. Percept
    A rule of conduct or action

    Syn: principle, maxim
  12. Salutary
    Beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome

    • Syn: salubrious, curative
    • Ant: detrimental, deleterious, pernicious
  13. Scathing
    Bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm

    • Syn: searing, harsh, ferocious, savage
    • Ant: bland, mild
  14. Scourge
    To whip, punish severely; a cause of affliction or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism

    • Syn: flog, beat; bane, plague, pestilence
    • Ant: godsend, boon, blessing
  15. Sepulchral
    Funereal, typical of the tomb; extremely gloomy or dismal

    Syn: doleful, lugubrious, mortuary
  16. Soporific
    tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy; something that induces sleep

    • Syn: narcotic, anesthetic
    • Any: stimulating; stimulant, stimulus
  17. Straitlaced
    Extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct; prudish, puritanical

    • Syn: highly conventional, overly strict, stuffy
    • Ant: lax, loose, indulgent, permissive, dissolute
  18. Transient
    Lasting only a short time; fleeting; one who stays only a short time

    • Syn: impermanent, ephemeral, evanescent
    • Ant: permanent, imperishable, immortal
  19. Unwieldy
    Not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity

    • Syn: cumbersome, bulky, clumsy, impractical
    • Ant: Manageable, easy to handle
  20. Vapid
    Dull, uninterestimng, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force

    • Syn: insipid, lifeless, colorless
    • Ant: zesty, spicy, savory, colorful, lively
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Chapter 5 Vocab Bwood
Chapter 5 Vocab Bwood