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absolve
(v.) to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt
caricature
(n.) a representation (especially a drawing) in which the subject's characteristic features are deliberately exaggerated; (v.) to present someone or something in a diliberately distorted way
clangor
(n.) a loud ringing sounds; (v.) to make a loud ringing noise
contiguous
(adj.) side by side, touching; near; adjacent in time
cupidity
(n.) an eager desire for something; greed
deleterious
(adj.) harmful, injurious
enhance
(v.) to raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or desirability of
enthrall
(v.) to captivate, charm, hold spellbound; to enslave; to imprison
extenuate
(v.) to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses
implicit
(adj.) implied or understood through unexpressed; without doubts or reservations, unquestioning; potentially contained in
incisive
(adj.) sharp, keen, penetrating (with a suggestion of decisiveness and effectiveness)
ostentatious
(adj.) marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy
paragon
(n.) a model of excellence or perfection
paraphrase
(v.) to restate in other words; (n.) a statement that presents a given idea in a new language
politic
(adj.) prudent, shrewdly conceived and developed; artful, expedient
prosaic
(adj.) dull, lacking in distinction and originality; matter-of-fact, straightforward; characteristic of prose, not poetic
redundant
(adj.) extra, excess, more than is needed; wordy, repetitive; profuse, lush
sanctimonious
(adj.) making a show of virtue or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or pious, self-righteous, canting, holier-than-thou
scintillating
(adj., part.) sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant (applied to mental or personal qualities)
winsome
(adj.) charming, attractive, pleasing (often suggesting a childlike charm and innocence)