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Amnesty

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

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Autonomy

Self government or political control

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Axiomatic

Self evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule

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Blazon

To adorn or embellish, to display conspicuously; to publish or proclaim widely

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Caveat

Warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior

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Equitable

Fair, just embodying principles of justice

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Extricate

To free from entanglement or difficulties; to remove with effort

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Filch

To steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts

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Flout

To mock, treat with attempt

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Fractious

Tending to be troublesome, unruly, quarrelsome, or contrary; unpredictable

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Precept

A rule of conduct or actin

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Salutary

Beneficial, helpful, healthful, wholesome

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Scathing

Bitterly, sever, withering, causing great harm

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Scourge

To whip, publish severely

A cause of affliction or suffering, a source of sever punishment or criticism

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Sepulchral

Funereal, typical of the tomb, extremely gloomy or dismal

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Soporific

Tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy

Something that induces sleep

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Straitlaced

Extremely strict in regard to moral standards, conduct; prudish, puritanical

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Transient

Lasting only a short time, fleeting

One who stays only a short time

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Unwieldy

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

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Vapid

Dull, uninteresting, tiresome, lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness or force