(n.) A general pardon for an offense against a government; in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution.
(n.) Self-government, political control
S: home rule
A: dependence, subjection, colonial status
(adj.) Self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule
S: taken for granted
A: questionable, dubious, controversial
(v.) To adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously; to publish or proclaim widely.
S: broadcast, trumpet
A: hide, conceal, cover up, bury
(n.) A warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior
S: admonition, word to the wise
(adj.) Fair, just, embodying principles of justice
S: right, reasonable, evenhanded
A: unjust, unfair, one-sided, disproportionate
(v.)To free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort.
S: disentangle, extract, disengage
A: enmesh, entangle, involve
(v.) To steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts.
S: pilfer, purloin, swipe
(v.) To mock, treat with contempt.
S: scoff at, sneer at, snicker at, scorn
A: obey, honor, revere, uphold
(adj.) Tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome, contrary; unpredictable.
S: refractory, recalcitrant, peevish
A: docile, tractable, cooperative
(n.) A rule of conduct or action.
S: principle, maxim
(adj.) Beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome
S: salubrious, curative
A: detrimental, deleterious, pernicious
(adj.) Bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm
S: searing, harsh, ferocious, savage
A: bland, mild
(v.) To whip, punish severely; (n.) A cause of affliction or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism
S: flog, beat, bane, plague, pestilence
A: godsend, boon, blessing
(adj.) Funereal, typical of the tomb; extremely gloomy or dismal
S: doleful, lugubrious, mortuary
(adj.) Tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy; (n.) Something that induces sleep
S: narcotic, anesthetic
A: stimulating, stimulant, stimulus
(adj.) Extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct; prudish, puritanical
S: highly conventional, overly strict, stuffy
A: lax, loose, indulgent, permissive, dissolute
(adj.) Lasting only a short time, fleeting; (n.) one who stays only a short time
S: impermanent, ephemeral, evanescent
A: permanent, imperishable, immortal
(adj.) Not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity
S: cumbersome, bulky, clumsy, impractical
A: manageable, easy to handle
(adj.) Dull, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force
S: insipid, lifeless, colorless
A: zesty, spicy, savory, colorful, lively