AP Lang Vocab 520 cards

Tagged as: act, government, criminal justic, physics

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1

amnesty

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

2

autonomy

self-government, political control

3

axiomatic

self-evident, expressing a univerally accepted principle or rule

4

blazon

to embelish; to display conspicuously; to publish or proclam widely

5

caveat

a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior

6

equitable

fair, just, embodying principles of justice

7

extricate

to free from enanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort

8

filch

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

9

flout

to mock, treat with contempt

10

fractious

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

11

straightlaced

extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct, prudish, poritanical

12

sepulchral

funeral, typical of the tomb; extremely gloomy or dismal

13

transient

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

14

unwieldy

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

15

vapid

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

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precept

a rule of conduct or action

17

salutary

beneficial, helpful

18

scathing

harshly or bitterly critical; painful

19

soporific

causing sleep

20

scourge

punish severly, a whip used to inflict punishment