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Flashcards in Unit 5 Vocab Deck (20):
1

a general pardon for an offense against a government; in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution

amnesty

2

self-government, political control

autonomy

3

self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle

axiomatic

4

to adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously; to publish or proclaim widely

blazon

5

a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior

caveat

6

fair, just, embodying principles of justice

equitable

7

to free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort

extricate

8

to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts

filch

9

to mock, treat with contempt

flout

10

tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome, contrary; unpredictable

fractious

11

a rule or conduct or action

precept

12

beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome

salutary

13

bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm

scathing

14

to whip, punish severely; a cause of affliction or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism

scourge

15

funereal, typical of the tomb; extremely gloomy or dismal

sepulchral

16

tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy; something that induces sleep

soporific

17

extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct; prudish, puritanical

straitlaced

18

lasting only a short time, fleeting; one who stays only a short time

transient

19

not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity

unwieldy

20

dull, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force

vapid