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amnesty

a general pardon for an offense against the government; in general, any act forgiveness or absolution

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autonomy

self-government, political control

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axiomatic

self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principal

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blazon

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

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caveat

a 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 entanglements or difficulties; 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 contempt

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fractious

tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome, contrary; unpredictable

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precept

a rule of conduct or action

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salutary

beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome

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scathing

bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm

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scourge

(v) to whip, punish severely; (n) a cause of affliction or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism

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sepulchral

funereal, typical of the tomb; extremely gloomily or dismal

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soporific

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

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straightlaced

extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct; prudish, puritanical

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transient

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

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unwieldy

not easily carried handle or marriage because of size or complexity

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vapid

dull, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force