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Absolve
To clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt.
Ant: Condemn, convict, incriminate, inculpate
Syn: acquit, exonerate, vindicate, exuse, pardon
Caricature
a representation in which the subject's characteristics features are deliberately exaggerated; to present someone or something in a deliberately distorted way
Syn: cartoon, burlesque, parody, lampoon
Clangor
a loud ringing sound; to make a loud ringing noise
Syn: din, clamour, uproar
Ant: silence, stillness peace and quit
Contiguous
side by side, touching; near; adjacent in time
Syn: adjoining, abutting, next door to
Ant: detached, apart, distant, remote
Cupidity
an eager desire for something; greed
Syn: avarice, rapacity, craving, lust
Ant: generosity, contentment, satiation, gratification
Deleterious
harmful, injurious
Syn: detrimental, destructive, pernicious, damaging
Ant: helpful, beneficial, harmless, innocuous
Enhance
to raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or desirability of
Syn:improve, magnify, heighten, elevate
Ant: diminish, reduce, lessen, degrade
Enthrall
to captivate, charm, hold spellbound; to enslave; to imprison
Syn: fascinate, enchant, attract, bewitch
Ant: bore to tears, repel, put something off
Extenuate
to lessen the serioiusness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses
Syn: moderate, mitigate, diminish, downplay
Ant: intensify, aggravate, worsen, exacerbate
Implicit
Implied or understood though unexpressed; without doubts or reservations, unquestioning; potentially contained in
Syn: inferred, tacit, unspoken, unconditional
Any: explicit, expressed, stated, revealed
Obstentatious
marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy
Syn: flashy, overdone, affected, flamboyant
Ant: modest, plain, simple, demure, retiring
Incisive
sharp, keen, penetrating
Syn: acute, cutting, perceptive, trenchant
Paragon
a model of excellence or perfection
Syn: exemplar, ideal, paradigm, model, good example
Paraphrase
to restate in other words; a statement that presents a given idea in a new language
Syn: reword, rephrase, a rendition, version
Ant: repeat verbatim, duplicate, quote
Politic
prudent, shrewdly conceived and developed; artful, expedient
Syn: tactful, diplomatic judicious, circumspect
Ant: unwise, injudicious, imprudent, rash
Prosaic
dull, lacking in distinction and originality; matter-of-fact, straightforward; characteristic of prose, not poetic
Redundant
extra, excess, more than is needed; wordy, repetitive, profuse, lush
Syn: unnecessary, superfluous, verbose, prolix
Ant: succinct, terse, laconic, scarce, inadequate
Sanctimonious
making a show of virtue or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or pious, self-righteous, canting, holier-than-thou
Ant: heartfelt, sincere, humble
Scintillating
sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant
Syn: stimulating, lively, glittering, flashing
Ant: dull, boring, insipid, flat, tame, vapid
Winsome
charming, attractive, pleasing
Syn: winningm, engaging, delightful, prepossessing
Ant: unattrative, unappealing, repulsive
Absolve
To clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt.
Ant: Condemn, convict, incriminate, inculpate
Syn: acquit, exonerate, vindicate, exuse, pardon
Caricature
a representation in which the subject's characteristics features are deliberately exaggerated; to present someone or something in a deliberately distorted way
Syn: cartoon, burlesque, parody, lampoon
Clangor
a loud ringing sound; to make a loud ringing noise
Syn: din, clamour, uproar
Ant: silence, stillness peace and quit
Contiguous
side by side, touching; near; adjacent in time
Syn: adjoining, abutting, next door to
Ant: detached, apart, distant, remote
Cupidity
an eager desire for something; greed
Syn: avarice, rapacity, craving, lust
Ant: generosity, contentment, satiation, gratification
Deleterious
harmful, injurious
Syn: detrimental, destructive, pernicious, damaging
Ant: helpful, beneficial, harmless, innocuous
Enhance
to raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or desirability of
Syn:improve, magnify, heighten, elevate
Ant: diminish, reduce, lessen, degrade
Enthrall
to captivate, charm, hold spellbound; to enslave; to imprison
Syn: fascinate, enchant, attract, bewitch
Ant: bore to tears, repel, put something off
Extenuate
to lessen the serioiusness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses
Syn: moderate, mitigate, diminish, downplay
Ant: intensify, aggravate, worsen, exacerbate
Implicit
Implied or understood though unexpressed; without doubts or reservations, unquestioning; potentially contained in
Syn: inferred, tacit, unspoken, unconditional
Any: explicit, expressed, stated, revealed