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scintillating
pronunciation: 1
(adj., part.)sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant (applied to mental or personal qualities)
extentuate
pronunciation: 2
(verb)to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offenseby making partial excuses
politic
pronunciation: 1
(adjective)prudent, shrewdly conceived and developed; artful, expedient
enthral
pronunciation: 2
(verb)to enslave; to imprison; to captivate, charm, hold spellbound
absolve
pronunciation: 2
(verb)to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt
paraphrase
pronunciation: 1
(verb)to restate in other words
(noun)a statement that presents a given idea in new language
winsome
pronunciation: 1
(adjective)charming, attractive, pleasing (often suggesting a childlike charm and innocence)
redundant
pronunciation: 2
(adjective)extra, excess, more than is needed; wordy, repetitive; profuse, lush
preeminent
pronunciation: 2
(adjective)superior, outstanding; prominent
paragon
pronunciation: 1
(noun)a model of excellence or perfection
enhance
pronunciation: 2
(verb)to raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or desirability of
prosaic
pronunciation: 2
(adjective)dull, ordinary, lacking in distinction and originality; characteristic of prose, not poetic
caricature
pronunciation: 1
(noun)a representation (especially a drawing) in which the subject's characteristic features are deliberately exaggerated;
(verb)to present someone or something in a deliberately distorted way
incisive
pronunciation: 2
(adjective)sharp, keen, penetrating (with a suggestion of decisiveness and effectiveness)
deleterious
pronunciation: 3
(adjective)harmful, injurious
sanctimonious
pronunciation: 3
(adjective)making a show of virtue or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or pious
implicit
pronunciation: 2
(adjective)implied or understood though unexpressed; without doubts or reservations, unquestioning; potentially contained in
exude
pronunciation: 2
(verb)to ooze out; to discharge through the pores; to emanate (as a quality or a personal impression)
clangor
pronunciation: 1
(noun)a loud ringing sound;
(verb)to make a loud ringing noise
contiguous
pronunciation: 2
(adjective)side by side, touching; near; adjacent in time
cupidity
pronunciation: 2
(noun)an eager desire for something; greed