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absolve
to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt
caricature
a representation in which the subject's characteristic features are deliberately exaggerated
clangor
a loud ringing sound
contiguous
side by side, touching, near
cupiditiy
an eager desire for something; greed
deleterious
harmful, injurious
enhance
to raise to a higher degree; improve, magnify
entrall
to captivate, charm, hold spellbound; to enslave; to 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
osentatious
marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy
paragon
a model of excellence or perfection
paraphrase
to restate in other words
politic
prudent, shrewdly conceived and developed; artful, expedient (tactful)
prosaic
dull, lacking in distinction and originaility; matter-of-fact, straightforward, literal
redundant
extra, excess, more than is need; wordy, repetitive
sanctimonious
making a show of virtue or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or pious, self-righteous
scintillating
sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant
winsome
charming, attractice, pleasing (often suggesting a childlike charm and innocence)