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absolve
(v) to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt
caricature
(n) a representation in which the subject's characteristic features are deliberately exaggerated
(v) to present someone or something in a deliberately distorted way
clangor
(n) a loud ringing sound
(v) to make a loud ringing sound
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 understod though 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 new language
politic
(adj) prudent, shredly 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)