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absolve
to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt, acquit, exonerate, vindicate, excuse, pardon
caricature
a representation in which the subject's characteristic features are deliberately exaggerated; to present someone or something in a deliberately distored way; cartoon, burlesque, parody, lampoon
clangor
a loud ringing sound; to make a loud ringing noise; din, clamor, uproar
contiguous
side by side, touching; near; adjacent in time; adjoining; abutting; next door to
cupidity
an eager desire for something; greed; avarice; rapacity; craving; lust
deleterious
harmful; injurious; detrimental; destructive; pernicious; damaging
enhance
to raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or desirability of; improve; magnify; heighten; elevate
entrall
to captivate; charm; hold spellbound; to enslave; to imprison; fascinate; enchant; attract; bewitch
extenuate
to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses; moderate; mitigate; diminish; downplay
implicit
implied or understood though unexpressed; without doubts or reservations; unquestioning; potentially contained in; inferred; tacit; unspolen; unconditional
incicive
sharp; keen ; penetrating; acute; cutting; perceptive; trenchant
ostentatious
marked by conspicuous or pretentious deisplay; showy; flashy; overdone; affected; flamboyant
paragon
a model of excellence or perfection; exemplar; ideal; paradigm; model; good example
paraphrase
to restate in other words; a statement that presents a given idea in new language; reword; rephrase; a rendition; version
politic
prudent; shrewdly conceived and developed; artful expedient; tactful; diplomatic; judicious; circumspect
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
sanctimonious
making a show of virtue or righteousness; hypocritically
scintillating
sparkling; twinkling; exceptionally brilliant; stimulating; lively; glittering; flashing
winsome
charming; attractive; pleasing; winning; engaging; delightful; prepossessing