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a general pardon for an offense against a government; in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution
amnesty
self-government, political control
autonomy
home rule
autonomy
self-eveident, expressing a universallly accepted principle or rule
axiomatic
taken for granted
axiomatic
to adorn or embillish; to display conspiculously; to publiish or proclaim widely
blazon
broadcast, trumpet
blazon
a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior
caveat
admonition, word to the wise
caveat
fair, just, embodyiing principles of justice
equitable
rihgt, reasonable, evenhanded
equitable
to free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort
exricate
disentangle, extract, disengage
extricate
to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amouns
filch
pilfer, purloin, swipe
filch
to mock, treat with contempt
flout
scoff at, sneer at, scorn
flout
tending to be troublesome, unruly, quarrelsome, contrary, unpredictable
fractious
refractory, recalcitrant, peevish
fractious
a rule of conduct or action
precept
prinicple, maxim
precept
beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome
salutary
salubrious, curative
slautary
bitterly severe, withering, causing great harm
scathing
searing, harch, ferocious, savage
scathing
to whip, punish severly, a cause of affliction or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism
scourge
flog, beat, bane, plague, pestilence
scourge
funereal, typical of the tomb; extremely gloomy or dismal
sepulchral
dolefule, lugubrious, mortuary
sepulchral
tending to casue sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy, something that induces sleep
soporific
narcotic, anesthetic
soporific
extremely strict in reagrd to moral standards and conduct; prudish, puritanical
straitlaced
highly conventional, overly strict, stuffy
straitlaced
lasting only a short time, fleeting; one who stays only a short time
transient
impermanentm ephemeral, evanescent
transient
no easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity
unwieldy
cumbersome, bulky, clumsy, impractical
unwieldy
dull, uminteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force
vapid
insipid, lifeless, colorless
vapid