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Amnesty

A general pardon fin an offense against a government; in general any act of forgiveness or absolution

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Autonomy

Self government. Political control

Syn. Home rule
Ant. Dependence. Subjection. Colonial status

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Axiomatic

Self evident. Expressing a universally accepted principle or rule.

Syn. Taken for granted.
Ant. Questionable. Dubious. Controversial

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Blazon

To adorn or embellish. To display conspicuously to publish or proclaim widely.

Syn. Broadcast. Trumpet.
Ant. Hide. Conceal. Coverup. Bury.

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Caveat

A warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior.

Syn. Admonition. Word to the wise.

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Equitable

Fair just embodying principles of justice

Syn. Right. Reasonable. Evenhanded.
Ant. Unjust. Unfair. One sided. Disproportionate

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Extricate

To free from entanglements or difficulties. To remove with effort.

Syn. Disentangle. Extract. Disengage.
Ant. Enmesh. Entangle. Involve.

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Filch

To steal especially in a sneaky way and petty amounts.

Syn. Pilfer. Purloin. Swipe.

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Flout

To mock treat with contempt.

Syn. Scoff at. Sneer at. Snicker at. Scorn.
Ant. Obey. Honor. Revere. Uphold

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Fractious

Tending to be troublesome. Unruly quarrelsome contrary. Unpredictable.

Syn. Refractory. Recalcitrant. Peevish
Ant. Docile. Tractable. Cooperative

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Precept

A rule of conduct or action

Syn. Principle. Maxim

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Salutary

Beneficial helpful. Healthful wholesome.

Syn. Salubrious. Curative.
Ant. Detrimental. Deleterious. Pernicious.

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Scathing

Bitterly several withering. Causing great harm.

Syn. Searing. Harsh. Ferocious. Savage.
Ant. Bland. Mild.

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Scourge

To whip punish severely. A cause of affliction or suffering. A source of sever punishment or criticism.

Syn. Flog. Beat. Bane. Plague. Pestilence.
Ant. Godsend. Boon. Blessing.

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Sepulchral

Funereal typical of the tomb. Extremely gloomy or dismal.

Syn. Doleful. Lugubrious. Mortuary.

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Soporific

Tending to cause sleep relating to the sleepiness or lethargy. Something that induces sleep.

Syn. Narcotic. Anesthetic.
Ant. Stimulating. Stimulant. Stimulus.

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Straitlaced

Extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct. Prudish puritanical.

Syn. Highly conventional. Overly strict. Stuffy.
Ant. Lax. Loose. Indulgent. Permissive. Dissolute.

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Transient

Lasting only a short time fleeting. One who stays only a short time.

Syn. Impermanent. Ephemeral. Evanescence.
Ant. Permanent. Imperishable. Immortal.

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Unwieldy

Not easily carried handled or managed because of size or complexity.

Syn. Cumbersome. Bulky. Clumsy. Impractical.
Ant. Manageable. Easy to hold.

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Vapid

Dull uninteresting tiresome. Lacking in sharpness flavor liveliness or force.

Syn. Insipid. Lifeless. Colorless
Ant. Zesty. Spicy. Savory. Colorful. Lively.