(n) a general pardon for an offense against a government; in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution
Many political prisoners were freed under the__granted by the new regime.
(n) self-government, political control
Even after the 13 colonies gained__from England, many Americans clung to English traditions.
Syn.: home rule; Ant.: dependence, subjection, colonial status
(adj.) self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule
One should not accept the idea that the camera never lies as an___truth.
Syn.: taken for granted; Ant.: questionable, dubious, controversial
(v) to adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously; to publish or proclaim widely
They will__the results of the election across the Internet and every television set in the land.
Syn.: broadcast, trumpet; Ant.: hide, conceal, cover up, bury
(n) a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior
The well known Latin phrase “___emptor” means “Let the buyer beware”.
Syn.: admonition, word to the wise
(adj.) fair, just, embodying principles of justice
He did more work, so a sixty-forty split of the profits seemed an___arrangement.
Syn.: right, reasonable, evenhanded; Ant.: unjust, unfair, one-sided, disproportionate
(v) to free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort
The ring must have slid off my finger as I was trying to__the fish from the net.
Syn.: disentangle, extract, disengage; Ant.: enmesh, entangle, involve
(v) to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts
If you__pennies from the cash drawer, you are unlikely, after a while, to be satisfied with only pennies.
Syn.: pilfer, purloin, swipe
(v) to mock, treat with contempt
She chose to ignore my advice, not because she wanted to___my beliefs, but because she had strong opinions of
Syn.: scoff at, sneer at, snicker at, scorn; Ant.: obey, honor, revere, uphold
(adj.) tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome, contrary; unpredictable
It seems as of even the smoothest-running organizations contain one or two___elements.
Syn.: refractory, recalcitrant, peevish; Ant.: docile, tractable, cooperative