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amnesty
(n.) a general pardon for an offense against a government
autonomy
(n.) self-government, political control
[home rule]
axiomatic
(adj.) self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule
[taken for granted]
blazon
(v.) to adorn or embelish
[broadcast]
caveat
(n.) a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior
[admonition]
equitable
(adj.) fair, just, embodying principles of justice
[right]
extricate
(v.) to free from entaglements or difficulties
[disentangle]
filch
(v.) to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts
[pilfer]
flout
(v.) to mock, treat with contempt
[scoff at]
fractious
(adj.) tending to be troublesome
[refractory]
precept
(n.) a rule of conduct or action
[principle]
salutary
(adj.) beneficial, helpful
[salubrious]
scathing
(adj.) bitterly severe, withering
[searing]
scourge
(v.) to whip, punish severely
[flog]
(n.) a cause of affliction
[bane]
sepulchral
(adj.) funereal, typical of the tomb
[doleful]
soporific
(adj.) tending to cause sleep
(n.) something that induces sleep
[narcotic]
straitlaced
(adj.) extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct
[highly conventional]
transient
(adj.) lasting only a short time
[impermanent]
(n.) one who stays short time
unwieldy
(adj.) not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity
[cumbersome]
vapid
(adj.) dull, uninteresting, tiresome
[insipid]