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24 terms

1100 Week 19

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amnesty
a general pardon
balk
to refuse to move
blunt
plain spoken
coup
revolution, overthrow
dismantle
take apart, disassemble
exonerate
to free from guilt
expatriate
an exile
fiat
an official order, a decree
legion
large number
mendacious
false, lying
megalomania
abnormal desire for power
nostalgia
yearning for the past
parsimonious
miserly
pecuniary
financial
profligate
wasteful
restrictive
harsh, confining
rife
widespread
strife
unrest, discord
sumptuous
lavish
underwrite
agree to finance
"to play possum"
to try to fool someone; to make believe one is asleep or dead
"it's an ill wind that blows nobody good"
someone usually benefits from another person's misfortune
"know the ropes"
to be fully acquainted with the procedures
"behind the eight ball"
in trouble