Monday, October 22, 2012

Vocabulary fall list #8

flout-openly disregard.
caveat-a warning or caution; admonition
blazon-to set forth conspicuously or publicly
filch-to steal
fractious-refractory or unruly
equitable-characterized by equity or fairness
autonomy-independence or freedom
addendum-a thing to be added; an addition
amnesty-a general pardon for offenses, especially political offenses, against a government, often granted before any trial or conviction.
extricate-to free or release from entanglement
soporific-causing or tending to cause sleep
scathing-bitterly severe, as a remark unwieldy-wielded with difficulty vapid-lacking or having lost life, sharpness, or flavor
prognosticate-to forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs
sepulchral-of, pertaining to, or serving as a tomb
salutary-favorable to or promoting health; healthful.
 straitlaced-excessively strict in conduct or morality
scourge-a whip or lash, especially for the infliction of punishment or torture.
 precept-a commandment or direction given as a rule of action or conduct
transient-not lasting, enduring, or permanent

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