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