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amnesty
a general pardon for an offense against a governmen; in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution
autonomy
self-government, politcal control

home rule

dependence, subjection, colonial status
axiomatic
self-evident, expressing a universally excepted principal or rule

taken for granted

questionable, dubious, controversial
blazon
to adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously; to publish or proclaim widely

broadcast, trumpet

hide, conceal, cover up, bury
caveat
a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior

admonition, word to the wise
equitable
fair, just, embodying principles of justice

right, reasonable, evenhanded

unjust, unfair, one-sided, disproportionate
extricate
to free from entanglements or diffuculties; to remove with effort

disentangle, extract, disengage

enmesh, entangle, involve
filch
to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts

pilfer, purloin, swipe
flout
to mock, treat with contempt

scoff at, sneer at, snicker at, scorn

obey, honor, revere, uphold
fractious
tending to be troublesome, unruly, quarrelsome, contray, unpredictable

refractory, recalcitrant, peevish

docile, tractable, cooperative
precept
a rule of conduct oor action

principle, maxim
salutary
beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome

salubrious, curative

detrimental, deleterious, pernicious
scathing
bitterly severe, withering, causing great harm

searing, harsh, ferocious, savage

bland, mild
scourge
to whip, punish severly, a cause of affliction or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism

flog; beat; bane, plague, pestilence

godsend, boon, blessing
sepruchal
funereal, typical of the tomb, extremley gloomy or dismal

doleful, lugubrious, mortuary
soporific
tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy; something that induces sleep

narcotic, anesthetic

stimulating, stimulant, stimulus
straitlaced
extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct; prudish; puritanical

highly convential, overly strict, stuffy

lax, loose, indulgent, permissive, dissolute
transient
lasting only a short time, fleeting; one who stays only a short time

impermanent, ephemeral, evanescent

permanent, imperishable, immortal
unwieldy
not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity

cumbersome, bulky, clumsy, impractical

manageable, easy to handle
vapid
dull, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, or force

insipid, lifeless, colorless

zesty, spicy, savory, colorful, lively