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n. a general pardon for an offense against a govenment in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution
amnesty
n. self- government, political control

syn: home rule
ant: dependance, subjection, colonial status
autonomy
adj. self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule

syn: taken for granted
ant: questionable, dubious, controversial
axiomatic
v. to adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously; to publish or proclaim widely

syn: broadcast, trumpet
ant: hide, conceal, cover up, bury
blazon
n. a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior

syn: adomintion, word to the wise
caveat
adj. fair, just, embodying, principles of justice

syn: right, reasonable, evenhanded
ant: unjust, unfair, one-sided, disproportionate
equitable
v. to free entanglements or difficulties; or remove with effort

syn: disentangle, extract, disengage
ant: enmesh, entangle, involve
extricate
v. to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts
syn: pilfer, pruloin, swipe
filch
v. to mock, treat with contempt

syn:scoff at, sneer at, snicker at, scorn
ant: obey, honor, revere, uphold
flout
adj. tending to be troublesome, unruly, quarrelsome, contrary; unpredictable

syn:refractory, recalitrant, peevish
ant: docile, tractable, cooperative
fractious
n. to rule of conduct or action

syn: priniciple, maxim
precept
adj. beneficial, helpful; heathful, wholesome

syn: salubrious, curative
ant: detrimental, deleterious, pernicious
salutary
adj. bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm

syn: searing, harsh, ferocious, savage
ant: bland, mild
scathing
v. to whip punish severly
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
scourge
adj. funereal, typical of the tomb; extremely gloomy or dismal

syn: doleful, lugubrious, mortuary
sepulchral
adj. tending to cause sleep, relationg to sleepuness or lethargy
n. something that induces sleep

syn: n. narcotic, anesthetic
ant: adj. stimulating n. stimulant, stimulus
soporific
adj. extrememly strict in regard to moral standards and conduct; prudish, purintanical

syn: highly conventional, overly strict, stuffy
ant: lax, loose, indulgent, permissive, dissolute
straitlaced
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
transient
adj. not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity

syn: cumbersome, bulky, clumsy, impractical
ant: manageable, easy to handle
unwieldly
adj. dull, unintrested, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force

syn: insipid, lifeless, colorless
ant: zesty, spicy, savory, colorful, lively
vapid