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1

An authoritative warning or order.

Synonyms to Help Me: order, ruling

Injunction

2

Severe or strict in manner, attitude, or appearance.

Synonyms to Help Me: severe, stern

Austere

3

Reducing someone's judicial punishment to one less severe.

Synonyms to Help Me: Reduce, lessen.

Commutation

4

The state of wishing to do evil things to others.

Synonyms to Help Me: spiteful, malicious, malevolent

Malignancy

5

Provide (a wall of a building) with battlements.

Synonyms to Help Me: Broken, cracked

Crenellated

6

A rail supported by balusters.

Synonyms to Help Me: Handrail, post

Balustrade

7

An architectural structure that separates window and is usually decoratory.

Synonyms to Help Me: crossways

Mullioned

8

Showing good chances of success.

Synonyms to Help Me: favorable, promising

Propitious

9

Move in a smooth, wavelike motion.

Synonyms to Help Me: ripple, flow, roll

Undulating

10

Any of a large order of insects comprising the butterflies, moths, and skippers that as adults have four broad or lanceolate wings usually covered with minute overlapping and often brightly colored scales and that as larvae are caterpillars.

Synonyms to Help Me: moth, butterfly

Lepidoptera

11

A large single upright block of stone, especially one shaped into or serving as a pillar or monument.

Synonyms to Help Me: standing stone

Monolith

12

Approval or praise.

Synonyms to Help Me: approval, acceptance, endorsement

Approbation

13

A difficult or strenuous task.

Synonyms to Help Me: burdensome, arduous, strenuous, difficult

Onerous

14

The process of taking legal action.

Synonyms to Help Me: legal proceedings, legal action

Litigation

15

Relating the later part of the Stone Age, when ground or polished stone weapons and implements prevailed.

Synonyms to Help Me: antiquated, archaic, dated

Neolithic

16

Practicing or affecting strict religious or moral behavior.

Synonyms to Help Me: moralistic, puritan, pietistic

Puritanical

17

Attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble.

Synonyms to Help Me: secretive, secret, surreptitious

Furtive

18

Done secretively.

Synonyms to Help Me: secret, covert, furtive

Clandestine

19

Thread or yarn that is tied or knotted.

Synonyms to Help Me: knot, coil, complication

Skein

20

Absolute, complete, without question

Synonyms to Help Me: absolute, unqualified, categorical, complete, total,

Unmitigated