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absolve
to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt
caricature
(n.)a representation in which the subject's characteristic features are deliverately exaggerated; (v.)to present someone or something in a deliberately distorted way
clangor
(n.)a loud ringing sound; (v.)to make a loud ringing noise
contiguous
side by side, touching; near; adjacent in time
cupidity
an eager desire for something; greed
deleterious
harmful, injurious
enhance
to raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or desirability of
enthrall
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 (with a suggestion of decisiveness and effectiveness)
ostentatious
marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy
paragon
a model of excellence or perfection
paraphrase
to restate in other words; a statement that presents a given idea in new language
politic
prudent, shrewdly conceived and developed; artful, expedient
prosaic
dull, lacking, in distinction and originiality; 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 moralistic or pious, self-righteous, canting, holier-than-thou
scintillating
sparklin, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant (applied to mental or personal qualities)
winsome
charming attractive, pleasing (often suggesting a childlike charm and innocence)