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Absolve
To clear from blame, responsibility or guilt
Caricature
A representation in which a subject’s characteristic feature is deliberately distorted; to present someone or something in a distorted way
Clangor
A loud ringing sound; to make a loud ringing noise
Contiguous
Side by side, near, touching; adjacent in time
Cupidity
An eager desire for something, greed
Deleterious
Harmful, injurious
Enhance
To raise to a higher degree, to increase the value or desirability of something
Enthrall
To captivate, charm, hold spellbound, enslave, imprison
Extenuate
To lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses
Implicit
Implied or understood though unexpressed; without doubts or reservations, unquestioning, potentially contained in
Incisive
Sharp, keen, penetrating
Ostentatious
Marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy
Paragon
A model of excellence or perfection
Paraphrase
To restate in other words, a statement that expresses the same idea in different language
Politic
Prudent, shrewdly conceived and developed; artful, expedient
Prosaic
Dull, lacking in distinction and originality; matter of fact, straightforward, characteristic of prose not poetry
Redundant
Extra, excess, more than needed; wordy, repetitive; profuse, lush
Sanctimonious
Making a show of virtue or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or pious; self-righteous, canting, holier-than-thou
Scintillating
Sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant
Winsome
Charming, attractive, pleasing