the disposition to show mercy, especially to an offender or enemy ______________
clemency
something, such as a point previously claimed in an argument that is later given up ______________
concession
conspicuously bad, offensive or reprehensible ______________
flagrant
presumptuous and insulting in manner or speech _____________
insolence
courage, fortitude, spirit ______________
mettle
delight in cruelty ______________
sadistic
a general pardon granted by a government, especially for political offenses ______________
amnesty
a place or situation of noisy uproar and confusion ______________
bedlam
an expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism ______________
censure
lacking resources or the means of survival ______________
destitute
marked by great joy or jubilation ______________
exultant
elaborately, heavily decorated ______________
ornate
a break in friendly relations ______________
rift
full of apprehension ______________
timorous
an introductory performance, event, or action coming before a more important one ______________
prelude
to sit or stand with your legs straddled (on either side of) ______________
bestride
a window sash that opens outwards by means of hinges ______________
casement
to prohibit or forbid ______________
enjoin
to accuse and charge of wrongdoing ______________
indict
obvious ______________
patent
a musical composition for the mass of someone deceased ______________
requiem
forceful or intent in expression, emotion, or conviction ______________
vehement
to persuade or attempt to persuade by flattery ______________
wheedle
one chosen to judge or decide a disputed issue ______________
arbiter
to ruin through clumsiness ______________
botch
insincere speech full of platitudes or meaningless sweet sounding expressions ______________
cant
to express sympathy or sorrow ______________
condole
a long-time close friend or companion ______________
crony
so subtle, slight or gradual as to be barely noticed ______________
imperceptible
resistance or disinclination to motion, action, or change ______________
inertia
to set right, correct ______________
rectify
to lay down as a condition of an agreement; to specify or arrange in an agreement ______________
stipulate
a clever, often underhand scheme to achieve an objective ______________
stratagem
one that is part of another (like little companies within big companies) ______________
subsidiary
considerable importance of degree (amount) ______________
substantially
to relinquish power or responsibility formally ______________
abdicate
to lower in character, quality, or value: degree ______________
debase
to show high spirits or excitement ______________
effervescent

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