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absolve
to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt
caricature
a representation (especially a drawing) in which the subject's characteristic freatures are deliberately exaggerated; to present someone or seomthing in a deliberately distorted way
clangor
a loud ringing sounds; to make a loud ringing noise
continguous
side by side, touching; near; adjacent in time
cupidity
an eagar desire for something; greed
delerterious
harmful, injurious
enhance
to raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or desirability of
entrall
to captivate, charm hold spellbound; to enslave; to imprison
extenuate
to lesson the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses
implicit
implied or understood though unexpressed; without deoubts or reservations, unquestioning; potentially contained in
incisive
sharp, keep, penetrating (with a suggestion of decisiveness and effectiveness)
ostentatious
marked by conspicuous or pretenious display, showy
paragon
a model of excellence or perfection
paraphrase
to restate in other words; a statement that presents a given idea in a new language
politic
prudent, shrewedly conceived and developed; artful, expedient
prosaic
dull, lacking in distinction and originality; matter-of-face, straightforward; characteristic of prose, not poetic
redundant
extra, excess, more than is 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, twikling, exceptionally brilliant (applied to mental or personal qualities)
winsome
charming, attractive, pleasing (ofton suggesting a childlike charm and innocence)