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amnesty
is pardon for political crimes against a regime.
consternation
amazement and terror, dismay
aspersions
to make derogatory or disparaging remarks
cavil
to quibble, find fault frivolously
dissuade
convince to not try to do something.
reprieve
literally or figuratively excuses a person temporarily from a penalty he must sill pay.
deride
ridicule or make fun of
immolation
(act of) sacrificing or being sacrificed
derive
come from
disparage
to belittle, speak slightingly of
exude
give forth
collaborate
to work together, to cooperate
daunt
to shake or weaken courage to the point where one gives up.
calumny
slander, false and malicious statements
percolates
to flow through, water percolates through coffee grounds.
deter
to restrain through fear or doubt, hinder or discourage
intimidate
to make afraid.
construe
to interpret, explain
issue
come forth
fecundity
fruitfulness, productiveness
irreverence
to show lack of respect
condone
to excuse by seeming to overlook, treat as if trivial
dishearten
to reduce eagerness in someone so they no longer feel like doing something.
erudition
learning, scholarly knowledge
detract
to talk down its merits
chagrin
shame, vexation, humiliation
Absolution
release from sins or errors; complete frogiveness, especially by the church or religious authorities.
emanate
to flow or issue forth
misprize
to scorn, despise,or undervalue its merits.
contemplate
meditate upon, gaze at, to intend or plan
remission
is pardon or cancellation of sins, debts, or taxes: it also denotes the lessening or abation of a disease or of pain for a time.
coincide
to match exactly, occupy the same time or place
inhibit
restrain by making deeply aware of the dangers and problems.
nitpicking
informal word for finding fault over minute or trivial details.
minimize
to give the lowest estimate of its value or importance.
exemplify
to serve as an example of
enjoin
to urge strongly to the point of forbidding, prohibiting, or taking legal action to prevent.
enigma
a puzzle, mystery, perplexing situation
abash/overawe
make one feel ashamed, uneasy, or unwise in comtemplating something.
alacrity
lively willingness, briskness
emerges
flows forth
dilemma
a predicament, agonizing choice
depreciate
underrate or lower the value
innovation
new method or custom, major change
exculpation/exoneration
free one from blame for a crime or other offense one was accused of committing.
identity
the sameness of the essential character of two objects, situations, or points of view. For persons, it is who each one is.
erupts
to explode
collusion
secret agreement or collaboration for a fraudulent purpose: That the car was near the scene of the robbery with the engine running suggests collusion.