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Amnesty
A general pardon for an offense against a government;any act of forgiveness or abslution
act of absolution
Autonomy
self- government, political control

Syn: home rule
Ant: dependence, subjection, colonial status
home rule
Axiomatic
self- evident, expressing a universally accepted priniciple or rule

Syn: taken for granteed
Ant: questionable, dubious, controversial
expressing a rule
Blazon
to adorn (enhance) or embellish; to display conspicuously (obviously; to publish or proclaim widely Syn: broadcast, trumpet
Ant: hide, conceal, cover up, bury
to blaze or broadcast
Caveat
a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourge behavior

Syn: admonition, word to the wise
"No stop"
Equitable
fair, just, embodying principles of justice

Syn: right, reasonable, evenhanded
Ant: unjust, unfair, one- sided, disproportionate
equal
Extricate
to freee from entanglements, or difficulties; to remove with efford

Syn: disentangle, extract, disengage
Ant: enmesh, entangle, involve
to set free
Filch
to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts

Syn: pilfer, purloin, swipe
to take what isn't yours
Flout
to mock, treat with contempt

Syn: scoff at, sneer at, snicker at, scorn
Ant: obey, honor, revere, uphold
to make fun of
Fractious
tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome, contrary; unpredictable

Syn: refractory(resistant to authority)
recalcitrant(stubborn), peevish
Ant: docile, tractable, cooperative
someone who is touble or starts it
Precept
a rule of conduct or action

Syn: principle, maxim(rule of conduct)
"Do on to others as you would want them to do on to you"
Salutary
beneficial, helpful;healthful, wholesome

Syn: salubrious(favorable to health), curative(tending to cure)
Ant: detrimental(damage), deleterious(harmful), pernicious(deadly)
to be healthy
Scathing
bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm

Syn: searing, harsh, ferocous, savage
Ant: bland mild
a bee sting does what to your feelings
Scourge
(v) to whip, punish severely; (n) a cause of affliction or suffering; a source of severe punishment or critism

Syn: (v) flog, beat; (n) bane, plague, pestilence
Ant: (n) godsend, boon, blessing
to badly punish or a punishment, cause of suffering
Sepulchral
funereal, typical of the tomb; extremely gloomy or dismal

Syn: doleful, lugubrious, mortuary
a funereal makes you what?
Striaghtlaced
extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct; prudish, puritanical

Syn: highly conventional, overly strict, stuffy
Ant: lax, loose, indulgent, permissive,dissolute
daddy is this sometimes
Soporific
(adj)tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy; (n) something that induces sleep

Syn:(n) narcotic, anesthetic
Ant:(adj)stimulating; (n) stimulant, stimulus
to be sleepy
Transient
(adj) lasting only a short time, fleeting;(n)one who stays only a short time

Syn: (adj)impermanent, ephemeral, evanescent
Ant:(adj)permanent, imperishable, immortal
temporally
Unwiedly
not easily carried, handled, or managed, because of size or complexity

Syn: cumbersome, bulky, clumsy, impractical
Ant: manageable, easy to handled
hard to carry
Vapid
dull, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force

Syn: insipid, lifeless, colorless
Ant: zesty, spicy, savory, colorful, lively
boring