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Amnesty
(n.) a general pardon for an offense against a government in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution.
Autonomy
(n.) self-government, political control

Syn: home rule
Ant: dependence, subjection, colonial status
Axiomatic
(adj.) self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule

Syn: taken for granted
Ant: questionable, dubious, controversial

Syn:
Blazon
(v.) to adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously; to publish or proclaim widely

Syn: broadcast, trumpet
Ant: hide, conceal, cover up, bury
Caveat
(n.) a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior

Syn: admonition, word to the wise
Equitable
(adj.) fair, just, embodying principles of justice

Syn: right, reasonable, evenhanded
Ant: unjust, unfair, one-sided, disproportionate
Extricate
(v.) to free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort

Syn: disentangle, extract, disengage
Ant: enmesh, entangle, involve
Filch
(v.) to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts

Syn: pilfer, purloin, swipe
Flout
(v.)to mock, treat with contempt

Syn: scoff at, sneer at, snicker at, scorn
Ant: obey, honor, revere, uphold
Fractious
(adj.) tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome, contrary; unpredictable

Syn: refractory, recalcitrant, peevish
Ant: docile, tractable, cooperative
Precept
(n.) a rule of conduct or action

Syn: principle, maxim
Salutary
(adj.) beneficial, helpful; heathful, wholesome

Syn: salubrious, curative
Ant: detrimental, deleterious, pernicious
Scathing
(adj.) bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm

Syn: searing, harsh, ferocious, savage
Ant: bland, mild
Scourge
(v.) to whip, punish severely;(n.) a cause of affliction or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism

Syn: flog, beat; bane, plague, pestilence
Ant: godsend, boon, blessing
Sepulchral
(adj.) funeral, typical of the tomb; extremely gloomy or dismal

Syn: doleful, lugubrious, mortuary
Soporific
(adj.)tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy;(n.)something that induces sleep

Syn: narcotic, anesthetic
Ant: stimulating, stimulant
Straitlaced
(adj.)extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct;prudish

Syn: highly conventional, overly strict, stuffy
Ant: lax, loose, indulgent, permissive, dissolute
Transient
(adj.)lasting only a short time, fleeting;(n.)one who stays only a short time

Syn: impermanent, ephemeral, evanescent
Ant: permanent,
imperishable,immortal
Unwieldy
(adj.)not easily carried,handled,or managed because of size or complexity

Syn: cumbersome, bulky, clumsy, impractical
Ant: manageable, easy to handle
Vapid
(adj.)dull, uninteresting, tiresome;lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force

Syn: insipid, lifeless, colorless
Ant: zesty, spicy, savory, colorful, lively