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Amnesty

An official pardon for people who have been convicted of political offenses

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Autonomy

The right or condition of self-government

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Axiomatic

Self-evident or unquestionable

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Blazon

Display prominently or vividly

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Caveat

A warning or proviso of specific situations

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Equitable

Fair and impartial

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Extricate

Free from a constraint or difficulty

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Filch

Pilfer or steal something

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Flout

Openly disregard

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Fractious

Irritable and quarrelsome

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Precept

A general rule intended to regulate behavior or thought

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Prognosticate

Foretell or prophesy

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Salutary

Producing good effects, beneficial

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Scathing

Witheringly scornful

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Scourge

Whip

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Sepulchral

Of or relating to a tomb or interment

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Soporific

Causing or tending to cause sleep

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Straitlaced

Excessively strict in morals, manners, or opinion

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Transient

Lasting only for a short time, impermanent

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Unwieldy

Difficult to carry or move because of the size, shape, or weight

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Vapid

Offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging

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addendum

Addition material added at the end of a book of publication