a thing added : ADDITION : a supplement to a book

The letters are included as an addendum to the biography. there's an addendum from the author to explain certain stylistic choices that she made The government gave amnesty to all political prisoners. Illegal immigrants who came into the country before 1982 were granted amnesty. a teacher who encourages individual autonomy The territory has been granted autonomy. It is axiomatic that good athletes have a strong mental attitude.



: the act of an authority (as a government) by which pardon is granted to a large group of individuals





: the quality or state of being selfgoverning; especially : the right of self-government : self-directing freedom and especially moral independence : a self-governing state taken for granted : SELF-EVIDENT <an axiomatic truth> : based on or involving an AXIOM or system of AXIOMS <axiomatic set theory>

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Blazon Caveat





<it's axiomatic that the instinct for selfpreservation is universal throughout the animal kingdom> : armorial bearings : COAT OF ARMS b : the proper description or representation of heraldic or armorial bearings : ostentatious display : a warning enjoining one from certain His investment advice comes with a caveat: acts or practices that the STOCK MARKET is impossible to : an explanation to prevent predict with absolute accuracy. misinterpretation : a modifying or cautionary detail to be considered when evaluating, interpreting, or doing something : a legal warning to a judicial officer to suspend a proceeding until the opposition has a hearing They reached an equitable settlement of their : having or exhibiting EQUITY : dispute. dealing fairly and equally with all concerned <an equitable settlement of the dispute> fighting for a more equitable distribution of : existing or valid in EQUITY as funds distinguished from law <an equitable defense> an equitable system of taxation Several survivors were extricated from the a archaic : UNRAVEL wreckage. : to distinguish from a related thing : to free or remove from an entanglement or difficulty They extricated the tractor from the mud. She hasn't been able to extricate herself from her legal problems. He filched a pack of gum when no one was looking. <too hungry to wait until the party had started, he filched a cookie from the buffet table when no one was looking> The fractious crowd grew violent.



: to appropriate furtively or casually <filch a cookie>



tending to be troublesome : UNRULY <a fractious crowd> : QUARRELSOME, IRRITABLE

or force : FLAT. tang. or awkwardness) : CUMBERSOME The soporific heat of summer <this medication is soporific. briskness. especially : one used to inflict pain or punishment : an instrument of punishment or criticism : a cause of wide or great affliction Of or relating to a SEPULCHRE (a place of burial) <sepulchral inscriptions> Suited to or suggestive of a SEPULCHRE : FUNEREAL <spoke in sepulchral whispers> Causing or tending to cause sleep <soporific drugs> Tending to dull awareness or alertness Of. DULL . relating to. or marked by sleepiness or lethargy Excessively strict in manners. or used (as because of bulk. <the decrepit mansion had a sepulchral tone that gave everyone a chill> 13 : PRESAGE : producing a beneficial effect : REMEDIAL <salutary influences> : promoting HEALTH : CURATIVE : bitterly severe <a scathing condemnation> 14 Scathing 15 Scourge 16 Sepulchral 17 Soporific 18 Straitlaced 19 Transient 20 Unwieldy : WHIP. <using current trends to prognosticate what the workplace of the future will be like> The accident should be a salutary lesson to be more careful. obsessed by her own elegance London was not all vapid dissipation 21 Vapid lacking liveliness. an unwieldy machine that requires two people to operate it a gossipy. vapid woman. handled. <the low interest rates should have a salutary effect on business> a scathing review of the book <a scathing rebuttal of the latest theory concerning the assassination> a city ravaged by the scourge of unemployment The disease continues to be a scourge in the developing world. so do not drive after taking it> <a very straitlaced old lady who believed that cleavage was something that should be shown by rock crystals. morals. or opinion Wearing or having a bodice or stays tightly laced Passing especially quickly into and out of existence : TRANSITORY<transient beauty> Passing through or by a place with only a brief stay or sojourn <transient visitors> Affecting something or producing results beyond itself not easily managed. not respectable women> <had transient thoughts of suicide but never acted upon them> The system is outdated and unwieldy. complexity. weight.11 Precept 12 Prognosticat e Salutary : a command or principle intended especially as a general rule of action : an order issued by legally constituted authority to a subordinate official : to foretell from signs or symptoms : PREDICT the basic precepts of a religion I was taught by precept and by example.

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