Sadlier Level F - Unit 5

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Amnesty

(n.) A general pardon for an offense against a government; in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution

Synonyms: Pardon, Reprieve

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Autonomy

(n.) Self-government, political control

Synonym: Home rule

Antonyms: Dependence, Subjection, Enprisonment

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Axiomatic

(adj.) Self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle

Synonym: Taken for granted (true/accepted)

Antonyms: Questionable, Dubious

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Blazon

(v.) To adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously; to publish or proclaim widely

Synonyms: Broadcast, Trumpet, Announce, Display

Antonyms: Hide, Conceal, Bury

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Caveat

(n.) A warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior

Synonyms: Admonition, word to the wise

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Equitable

(adj.) Fair, just, embodying principles of justice

Synonyms: Right, Reasonable, Evenhanded

Antonyms: Unjust, unfair, One-sided, Disproportionate

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Extricate

(v.) To free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort

Synonyms: Disentangle, Extract

Antonyms: Enmesh, Entangle

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Filch

(v.) To steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts

Synonyms: Pilfer, Purloin, Swipe

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Flout

(v.) To mock, treat with contempt

Synonyms: Sneer at, Snicker at, Scorn

Antonyms: Obey, Honor, Respect

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Fractious

(adj.) Tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome, contrary; unpredictable

Synonyms: Refractory, Recalcitrant, Peevish, Uncooperative

Antonyms: Docile, Tractable, Cooperative

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Precept

(n.) A rule of conduct or action

Synonyms: Principle, Maxim

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Salutary

(adj.) Beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome

Synonyms: Salubrious, Curative

Antonyms: Detrimental, Deleterious

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Scathing

(adj.) Bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm

Synonyms: Searing, Harsh, Aggressive, Savage

Antonyms: Bland, Mild, Kind

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Scourge

(v.) To whip, punish severely; (n.) a cause of affliction or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism

Synonyms: (v.) Flog, beat; (n.) Bane, Plague, Pestilence

Antonyms: (v.) Godsend, Boon, Blessing

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Sepulchral

(adj.) Funeral, typical of the tomb; extremely gloomy or dismal

Synonyms: Lugubrious, Mortuary

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Soporific

(adj.) Tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy; (n.) something that induces sleep

Synonyms: (n.) Narcotic, Anesthetic

Antonyms: (adj.) Stimulating; (n.) Stimulant, Stimulus

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Straitlaced

(adj.) Extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct; prudish, puritanical

Synonyms: Highly conventional, Overly strict, Stuffy

Antonyms: Lax, Loose, Indulgent, Permissive, Dissolute

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Transient

(adj.) Lasting only a short time, fleeting; (n.) one who stays only a short time

Synonyms: Fleeting, Impermenant, Ephemeral, Evanescent

Antonyms: Permanent, Imperishable, Immortal

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Unwieldy

(adj.) Not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity

Synonyms: Bulky, Clumsy, Impractical

Antonyms: Manageable, Easy to handle

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Vapid

(adj.) Dull, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force

Synonyms: Lifeless, Colorless, Doleful

Antonyms: Zesty, Spicy, Colorful

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