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Absolve
v- to clear of blame, responsibility, or guilt
caricature
n- a representation, usually a drawing, in which features are dileberately exaggerated
clangor
(n)- a loud, ringing sound (v) to make a loud, ringing sound
contiguous
(adj)- near, side by side, touching; adjacent in time
cupidity
(n)- greed, an eager desire for something
deleterious
(adj)- harmful, pernicious
enhance
(v)- to raise to a higher degree; to increase the value and desirability of
enthral
(v)- to hold spellbound, to captivate
extenuate
(v)- to lessen the seriousness of an offense by making partial excuses
exude
(v)- to ooze out, to discharge through the pores; to eminate as a quality or personal impression
implicit
(adj)- implied or understood through unexpressed
incisive
adj- sharp, keen, penetrating (ideas) with the suggestion of effectiveness
ostentatious
adj- showy, characterized by a pretentious display
paragon
n- a model of excellence or perfection
paraphrase
v- to restate in other words (n) a statement in other words
politic
adj- shrewdly conceived or developed; artful
preeminent
adj- superior, outstanding, prominent
prosaic
adj- not poetic; dull, ordinary, lacking originality
redundant
adj- more than is needed, repetitive
sanctimonious
adj- making a show or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic
scintillating
adj- exceptionally brilliant, sparkling and twinkling (applied to mental or personal qualities)
winsome
adj- charming, attractive, pleasing (often suggesting childlike charm and innocence)