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to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt
absolve
a representation (especially a drawing) in which the subjects charachteristic features are diliberately exaggerated; to present someone or something in a dilberatly distorted way.
caricature
a loud ringing sound; to make a loud ringing noise
clangor
side by side, touching; near;adjacent in time
contiguous
an eager desire for something; greed
cupidity
harmful, injurious
deleterious
to raise to a higher degree;to increase the value or desirability of
enhance
to captivate, charm, hold spellbound; to enslave, to imprison
enthrall
to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses
extenuate
implied or understood though unexpressed; without doubts or reservations, unquestioning; potentially contained in
implicit
sharp, keen, penetrating (with a suggestion of of decisiveness and effectiveness)
incisive
marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy
ostentatious
a model of excellence or perfection
paragon
to restate in other words; ,a statement that presents a given idea in new language
paraphrase
prudent, shrewdly conceivedand developed; artful expedient
politic
dull, lacking in distinction and originality; matter of fact, straightforward; charachteristic of prose, non poetic
prosaic
extra, excess, more than is needed, wordy; repetitive, profuse, lush
redundant
making a show of virtue or rightousness; hypocritcally moralistic or pious; self-rightous, canting, holier-than-thou
sanctimonious
sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant (applied to mental or personal qualities)
scintillating
charming, attractive, pleasing ( often suggesting a child-like charm and innocence)
winsome
S: acquit, exonerate, vindicate, excuse, pardon
absolve
S: cartoon, burlesque, parody, lampoon
caricature
S: din, clamor, uproar
clangor
S: adjoining, abutting, next door to
contiguous
S: avarice, rapacity, craving, lust
cupidity
S: detrimental, destructive, pernicious, damaging
deleterious
S: improve, magnify, heighten, elevate
enhance
S: fascinate, enchant, attract, bewitch
enthrall
S: moderate, mitigate, diminish, downplay
extenuate
S: inferred, tacit, unspoken, unconditional
implicit
S: acute, cutting, perceptive, trenchant
incisive
S: flashy, overdone, affected, flamboyant
ostentatious
S: exemplar, ideal, paradigm, model, good example
paragon
S: reword, rephrase, a rendition, version
paraphrase
S: tactful, diplomatic, judicious, circumspect
politic
S: commonplace, humdrum, literal, pedestrian
prosaic
S: unnecessary, superfluous, verbose, prolix
redundant
S: stimulating, lively, glittering, flashing
scintillating
S: winning, engaging, delightful, prepossessing
winsome
A: condemn, convict, incriminate, inculpate
absolve
A: silence, stillness, peace and quiet
clangor
A: detached, apart, distant, remote
contiguous
A: generosity, contentment, satiation, gratification
cupidity
A: helpful, beneficial, harmless, innocuous
deleterious
A: diminish, reduce, lessen, degrade
enhance
A: bore to tears, repel, out someone off
enthrall
A: intensify, aggravate, worsen, exacerbate
extenuate
A: explicit, expressed, stated, revealed
implicit
A: modest, plain, simple, demure, retiring
ostentatious
A: repeat verbatim, duplicate, quote
paraphrase
A: unwise, injudicious, imprudent, rash
politic
A: remarkable, distinctive, poetic, inspired
prosaic
A: succinct, terse, laconic, scarce, inadequate
redundant
A: heartfelt, sincere, humble
sanctimonious
A: dull, boring, insipid, fat, tame, vapid
scintiallating
A: unattractive, unappealing, repulsive
winsome