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syn: reprieve

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amnesty

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amnesty

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(n.) a general pardon for an offense against a govern,ent; in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution

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autonomy

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(n.) self-government, political control

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syn- home rule

ant- dependence, subjection

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autonomy

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axiomatic

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(adj.) self-evident, expressing a universally acceptable principle

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syn- taken for granted

ant- questionable, dubious

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axiomatic

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blazon

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

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syn- broadcast, trumpet

ant- hide, conceal, bury

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blazon

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caveat

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(n.) a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior

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syn- admonition, word to the wise

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caveat

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equitable

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(adj.) fair, just, embodying principles of justice

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syn- right, reasonable, evenhanded

ant- unjust, unfair, one-sided, disproportionate

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equitable

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extricate

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(v.) to free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort

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syn- disentangle, extract

ant- enmesh, entangle

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extricate

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filch

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(v.)to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts

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syn- pilfer, purloin, swipe

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filch

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flout

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(v.) to mock, treat with contempt

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syn- sneer at, snicker at, scorn

ant- obey, honor

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flout

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fractious

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(adj.) tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome, contrary; unpredictable

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syn-refractory, recalcitrant, peevish

ant-docile, tractable, cooperative

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fractious

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precept

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(n.) a rule of conduct or action

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syn- principle, maxim

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precept

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salutary

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(adj.) beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome

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syn- salubrious, curative

ant- detrimental, deleterious

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salutary

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scathing

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(adj.) bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm

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syn- searing, harsh, savage

ant- bland, mild

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scathing

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scourge

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(v. ) to whip; punish severely

(n. ) a cause of affliction or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism

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syn- (v.) flog, beat (n.) bane, plague, pestilence

ant- (n.) godsend, boon, blessing

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scourge

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sepulchral

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(adj.) funereal, typical of the tomb; extremely gloomy or dismal

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syn- lugubrious, mortuary

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sepulchral

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soporific

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(adj. ) tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy
(n. ) something that induces sleep

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syn- (n.) narcotic, anesthetic

ant- (adj.) stimulating; (n.) stimulant, stimulus

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soporific

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straitlaced

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(adj.) extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct; prudish, puritanical

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syn- highly conventional, overly strict, stuffy

ant- lax, loose, indulgent, permissive, dissolute

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straitlaced

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transient

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(adj.) lasting only a short time, fleeting; (n.) one who stays only a short time

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syn- (adj.) impermanent, ephemeral, evanescent

ant- (adj.) permanent, imperishable, immortal

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transient

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unwieldy

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(adj.) not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity

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syn- bulky, clumsy, impractical

ant- manageable, easy to handle

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unwieldy

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vapid

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(adj.) dull, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force

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syn- lifeless, colorless

ant- zesty, spicy, colorful

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vapid