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Flashcards in Vocab 2 U5 Deck (20):
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n) a general pardon for an offense against a government; in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution

amnesty

2

n) self-government, political control

autonomy

3

adj) self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principal

axiomatic

4

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

blazon

5

n) a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior

caveat

6

adj) fair, just, embodying principles of justice

equitable

7

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

extricate

8

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

filch

9

v) to mock, treat with contempt

flour

10

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

fractious

11

n) a rule of conduct or action

precept

12

adj) beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome

salutary

13

adj) bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm

scathing

14

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

scourge

15

adj) funereal, typical of the tomb; extremely gloomy or dismal

sepulchral

16

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

soporific

17

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

straitlaced

18

adj) lasting only a short time, fleeting;
n) one who stays only a short time

transient

19

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

unwieldly

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adj) dukl, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force

vapid