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1 Sadlier-Oxford Level F Unit 5 Study Guide

2 amnesty (n)  Many political prisoners were freed under the ___ granted by the new regime.  The new government, seeking to restore normal conditions, declared an _____ for all political prisoners  Instead of brooding about past wrongs, I suggest that you declare a personal _____ and start thinking about the future.

3 autonomy  Even after the thirteen colonies gained ____ from England, many Americans clung to English traditions.  Since the close of WWII, almost 100 former colonies have gained full ____ and joined the family of nations.  Young people, tired of being controlled by parents, teachers, and others, often have a strong impulse to gain _______.

4 axiomatic  One should not accept the idea that the camera never lies as an ______ truth  It is ______ that democracy, more than any other form of government, calls for the active participation of the people in public affairs.  Isn’t it strange that the basic ideas that some economists regard as _________ are rejected by others as absolutely false!

5 blazon  They will ____ the results of the election across the internet and every television in the land.  The fighter planes of WWII sometimes had pictures of famous movie stars like Betty Grable _____ on the fuselage.  Today our intricate network of mass communications can _____ news of national importance over the country in a matter of minutes.

6 caveat  The well known Latin phrase, “______ emptor” means, “Let the buyer beware”.  I tried to warn them of the dangers involved in such an undertaking but all my _____ and admonitions fell on deaf ears.  Unabridged dictionaries often alert the reader to common mistakes in the use of a word by including brief ________

7 equitable  He did more work, so a sixty-forty split of the profits seemed an _________ arrangement.  The decision was a disappointment to me, but after thinking it over, I had to agree that it was _______.  Arriving at _____ arrangements in human affairs often requires sound judgment as well as good intentions.

8 extricate  The ring must have slid off my finger as I was trying to _____ the fish from the net  She has made so many contradictory promises to so many people that I don’t see how she can _____ herself from the situation.  How easy is it for a nation to become trapped in an inflationary price rise; how difficult to _____ itself from the upward spiral!

9 filch  If you _____ pennies from the cash drawer, you are unlikely, after a while, to be satisfied with pennies.  Who would have thought that the new treasurer could sink so low as to ______ money from the petty cash fund?  Some sadly misguided individuals seem to go through life trying to _____ petty advantages from everyone they encounter.

10 flout  She chose to ignore my advice, not because she wanted to _____ my beliefs, but because she had strong convictions of her own.  Any unit of government– national or local– that _____ sound economic principles is headed for disaster. (yeah. I don’t understand this sentence, either.)  Young people who consider themselves nonconformists often go to extremes in their determination to _____ the conventions.

11 fractious  It seems as if even the smoothest-running organizations contain at least one _____ element.  It became clear that the squad of policemen would be unable to control the small but _____ crowd of angry protesters.  We had many talented players, but the ____ behavior of a few individuals impaired our team spirit and led to a losing season.

12 precept  Many religions follow the _____ that it is important to treat others as you, yourself, would like to be treated.  Her approach to the problem seems to have been guided by the time-honored ____ that “Force is the remedy for nothing”.  I intend to be guided by the simple ____ that have proven themselves valuable over long periods of human experience.

13 salutary  The cute new puppy had a ____ effect on her health.  Failures are always unpleasant, but if you learn from them, they may have a ______ effect on your future career.  Few things are more _____ for a young person than an occasional painful reminder that life is not a bowl of cherries.

14 scathing  Sometimes a carefully reasoned discussion does more to change people’s minds than a _____ attack.  My teacher’s criticism of my term paper was so _____ that after reading it I felt thoroughly crushed.  I now know that Gulliver’s Travels, far from being a children’s book, is a work of mature and ________ satire.

15 scourge  Jonathan Swift used wit to ______ the British government for its cruel treatment of Ireland.  It was Lincoln who said, “Fondly do we hope, fervently we pray that this ______ of war may speedily pass away.  Appointed by the Governor to be the Commissioner of Investigations, she soon became the ____ of dishonest and incompetent officials.

16 sepulchral  My sister announced in a severe and _____ tone of voice that we were out of cookies.  Shivers went up and down our spines as, in a _____ voice, the teacher spoke to us of vampires, ghosts, and the ‘living dead.  The ghost of Hamlet’s father whispered in _____ tones the story of his own tragic death.

17 soporific  He claimed that the musical, despite its energy, was _____ and that he had slept through the entire second act.  The _________ effect of his droning lectures surpasses that of any sleeping pill now in use.  I didn’t expect the play to be particularly stimulating, but I certainly never anticipated its overwhelmingly _____ power.

18 straitlaced  Travelers may find people overseas ________ in some ways but surprisingly free in others.  The standards of behavior generally accepted in Victorian times would probably be rejected today as excessively ________.  You may regard her ideas as _____, but I think they reflect good thinking and sound values.

19 transient  His bad mood was ____, and by the time he had finished his breakfast, he was smiling.  His fame as a football star proved to be _____, and he found himself just another young man looking for a job.  The Judeo-Christian tradition teaches that material things are ____ while spiritual values are eternal.

20 unwieldy  We loaded the truck with chairs and the coffee table, but the grand piano was too ______.  The carton was not heavy, but it was so _____ that it took four of us to carry it to the shed.  The rules of the club proved so _____ that it was all but impossible to carry on business.

21 vapid  While critics called the movie ____, I thought the performers were very compelling.  Even the most talented actors could not breath life and credibility into the silly lines of that _____ play.  In spite of the tremendous sales of that novel, I found it to be mediocre and _____ in every respect.

22 Study Aids and Assignment  Your task: Highlight the context clues in each sentence.  Create a BEOWULF related sentence for ten of the words. Print neatly on your packet.  Go through your RPS and identify (with a key) Prefixes, roots, and suffixes.  Try to get into Jerome’s head. Ask yourself:  Are there any words with similar meanings; which I might easily confuse? How can I tell them apart?  Are there any words with similar meanings but different parts of speech?  Can they be separated by connotation or tone?  Identify these.


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