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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Vocabulary list #8

  1.  flout-Openly disregard (a rule, law or convention). The still flout the correct way to do it.
  2.  caveat-A warning or proviso of specific stipulations, conditions, or limitations. The teacher had given him a caveat but he didnt listen and got in trouble.
  3.  blazon-Display prominently or vividly. The painting had a blazon effect.
  4.  filch-Pilfer or steal (something, esp. a thing of small value) in a casual way. He filched from the corner market a lot.
  5.  fractious-Easily irritated; bad-tempered. They fought like fractious children.
  6.  equitable-Fair and impartial. they had come to an equitable agreement.
  7.  autonomy-(of a country or region) The right or condition of self-government, esp. in a particular sphere. The country had now became a autonomy.
  8.  addendum-An item of additional material, typically omissions, added at the end of a book or other publication. The story had an addendum at the beginning to explain it better.
  9.  amnesty-An official pardon for people who have been convicted of political offenses. the president gave the criminal amnesty.
  10.  axiomatic-Self-evident or unquestionable. His answers were always axiomatic with evidence to back them up.
  11.  extricate-Free (someone or something) from a constraint or difficulty. Lincoln helped to extricate the slaves.
  12.  soporific-Tending to induce drowsiness or sleep. the long play was very soporific.

  13.  scathing-Witheringly scornful; severely critical. The judge was very scathing with his decisions.
  14.  unwieldy-Difficult to carry or move because of its size, shape, or weight. The old cell phone was very unwieldy and bulky.
  15.  vapid-Insipid, flat, tasteless, dull. It was a very dry and vapid story line.
  16.  prognosticate-Foretell or prophesy (an event in the future). He tried to prognosticate the situation.
  17.  sepulchral-Of or relating to a tomb or interment. Egyptians always used sepulchral statues.
  18.  salutary- producing good affects; beneficial. The event turned out to be a salutary one.
  19.  straitlaced-priggish: exaggeratedly proper. She was very straitlaced and proper.
  20.  scourge-A whip used as an instrument of punishment. The gaurd would scourge him everytime he stopped working.
  21.  precept-A general rule intended to regulate behavior or thought. The teacher set up precepts for the projects.
  22.  transient-Lasting only for a short time; impermanent. The job was only transient for her.

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