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1) amnesty. (n) a general pardon for an offense against a government; in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution EX. Many political prisoners were freed under the amnesty granted by the new regime. 2) Autonomy. (n) self-government, political control

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1 amnesty
1) amnesty
  • (n) a general pardon for an offense against a government; in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution
  • EX. Many political prisoners were freed under the amnesty granted by the new regime.
2 autonomy
2) Autonomy
  • (n) self-government, political control
  • EX. Even after the thirteen colonies gained autonomy from England, many Americans clung to English traditions.
3 axiomatic
3) Axiomatic
  • (adj) self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule
  • EX. One should not accept the idea that the camera never lies as an axiomatic truth.
4 blazon
4) blazon
  • (v) to adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously; to publish or proclaim widely
  • EX. They will blazon the results of the election across the internet and every television set in the land.
5 caveat
5) Caveat
  • (n) a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior
  • EX. The well known Latin phrase “caveat emptor” means “let the buyer beware.”
6 equitable
6) equitable
  • (adj) fair, just, embodying principles of justice
  • EX. He did more work, so a sixty-forty split of the profits seemed an equitable arrangement.
7 extricate
7) extricate
  • (v) to free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort
  • EX. The ring must have slid off my finger as I was trying to extricate the fist from the net.
8 filch
8) filch
  • (v) to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts
  • EX. If you filch pennies from the cash drawer, you are unlikely, after a while, to be satisfied with only pennies.
9 flout
9) flout
  • (v) to mock, treat with contempt
  • EX. She chose to ignore my advice, not because she wanted to flout my beliefs, but because she had strong opinions of her own.
10 fractious
10) fractious
  • (adj) tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome, contrary; unpredictable
  • EX. It seems as if even the smoothest-running organizations contain one or two fractious elements.