(esp. of an official body) Absolve (to free someone from blame or guilt) (someone) from blame for a fault or wrongdoing, esp. after due consideration of the case. Release someone from (a duty or obligation). vindicate
to reprimand severely
to show sharp disapproval or criticism of someone an expression of disapproval
to accept (and allow) such behavior to continue (opposite of condem)
convenient and practical, however sometimes improper or immoral
unorginality as a result of being dull
not serious or sensible
someone who is self taught
a person who makes an excessive or inappropriate display of learning. a person who overemphasizes rules or minor details. a person who adheres rigidly to book knowledge without regard to common sense.
a person, especially an orator or political leader, who gains power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people. (in ancient times) a leader of the people.
Delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; hinder