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amnesty
n. a general pardon for an offense against a government; in general, any act of forgivness or absolution
autonomy
n. self-government, political control
axiomatic
adj. self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule
blazon
v. to adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously; to publish or proclaim widely
caveat
n. a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior
equitable
adj. fair, just embodying principes of justice
extricate
v. to free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort
filch
v. to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts. also the name of a scragly janitor-man at Hogwarts.
flout
v. to mock, treat with contempt
fractious
adj. tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome, contraty, unpredictable
precept
n. a rule of conduct or action
salutary
adj. beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome
scathing
adj. bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm
scourge
v. to whip, punish severly; n. a cause of affliction or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism
sepulchral
adj. funereal, typical of the tomb: extremely gloomy or dismal
sopoforic
adj. tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy; n. something that induces sleep
straitlaced
adj. extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct; prudish, puritanical
transient
adj. lasting only a short time, fleeting; n. one who s tays only a short time
unwieldy
adj. not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size of complexity
vapid
adj. dull, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force