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am'nesty
(n.) a general pardon for an offense aganist a government; in general, any act for forgiveness or absolution
auton'omy
(n.) self-government, political control
axiomat'ic
(adj.) self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule
blaz'on
(v.) to adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously; to publish or proclaim widely
cav'eat
(n.) a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior
eq'uitable
(adj.) fair, just embodying principles of justice
ex'tricate
(v.) to free from entanglements or difficulites, to remove with effort
filch
(v.) to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts
flout
(v.) to mock, treat with contempt
frac'tious
(adj.) tending to be troublesome, unruly, quarrelsome, contrary; unpredictable
pre'cept
(n.) a rule of conduct or action
sal'utary
(adj.) benefical, helpful; gealthful, wholesome
sca'thing
(adj.) bitterly serve, withering; causing great harm
scourge'
(v.) to whip, punish severely; (n.) a cause of affliction or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism
sepul'chral
(adj.) funereal, typical of the tomb; extermely gloomy or dismal
soporif'ic
(adj.)tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy; (n.) something that induces sleep
stracit'laced
(adj.) extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct; putdish, puritanical
tran'sient
(adj.) lasting only a short time, fleeting (n.) one who stays only a short time
unwiel'dy
(adj.) not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity
vap'id
(adj.) dull, unintersting, tiresome, lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force.