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