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amnesty - pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)
doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
cessation - stoppage
illusion - misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion
tranquillity - calmness; peace
corollary - natural consequence (which naturally follows from something else)
apiarist - person who keeps bees
crypt - secret recess or vault usually used for burial; underground room (under a church)
subsidiary - serving to assist; subordinate; secondary; of a subsidy; N.
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.