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Amnesty
am' ne ste

(n) a general pardon for an offense against the government; in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution
Autonomy
o tan' e me

(n) self-government, political control

Synonyms: home rule
Antonyms: dependence, subjection, colonial status
Axiomatic
ak se e mat' ik

(adj) self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule

Synonyms: taken for granted
Antonyms: questionable, dubious, controversial
Blazon
blaz' on

(v) to adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously; to publish or proclaim widely

Synonyms: broadcast, trumpet
Antonyms: hide, conceal, cover up, bury
Caveat
kav' e at

(n) a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior

Synonyms: admonition, word to the wise
Equitable
ek' we te bel

(adj) fair, just, embodying principles of justice

Synonyms: right, reasonable, evenhanded
Antonyms: unjust, unfair, one-sided, disproportionate
Extricate
ek' stre kat

(v) to free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort

Synonyms: disnetangle, extract, disengage
Antonyms: enmesh, entangle, involve
Filch
filch

(v) to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts

Synonyms: pilfer, purloin, swipe
Flout
flaut

(v) to mock, treat with contempt

Synonyms: scoff at, sneer at, snicker at, scorn
Antonyms: obey, honor, revere, uphold
Fractious
frak' shes

(adj) tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrlesome, contrary; unpredictable

Synonyms: refractory, recalcitrant, peevish
Antonyms: docile, tractable, cooperative
Precept
pre' sept

(n) a rule of conduct or action

Synonyms: principle, maxim
Salutary
sal' ye ter e

(adj) beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome

Synonyms: salubrious, curative
Antonyms: detrimental, deleterious, pernicious
Scathing
ska' thin

(adj) bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm

Synonyms: searing, harsh, ferocious, savage
Antonyms: bland, mild
Scourge
skerj

(v) to whip, punish severely
(n) a cause of affliction or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism

Synonyms: (v) flog, beat; (n) bane, plague, pestilence
Antonyms: (n) godsend, boon, blessing
Sepulchral
sap e rif' krel

(adj) funeral, typical of the tomb; extremely gloomy or dismal

Synonyms: doleful, lugubrious, mortuary
Soporific
sap e rif' ik

(adj) tendin to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy
(n) something that induces sleep

Synonyms: (n) narcotic, aneshetic
Antonyms: (adj) stimulating; (n) stimulant, stimulus
Straitlaced
strat' last

(adj) extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct; prudish, puritanical

Synonyms: highly conventional, overly strict, stuffy
Antonyms: lax, loose, indulgent, permissive, dissolve
Transient
tran' shent

(adj) lasting only a short time, fleeting
(n) one who stays only a short time

Synonyms: (adj) impermanent, ephemeral, evanscent
Antonyms: (adj) permanent, imperishable, immortal
Unwieldy
en wei' de

(adj) not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity

Synonyms: cumbersome, bulky, clumsy, impractical
Antonyms: manageable, easy to handle
Vapid
vap' id

(adj) dull, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force

Synonyms: insipid, lifeless, colorless
Antonyms: zesty, spicy, savory, colorful, lively