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VocabLevelFCh12

TermDefinition
absolve (v) to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt
caricature (n) a representation, such as a drawing, that exaggerates a subject's characteristic features (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 (adj) side by side, touching; near; adjacent in time
cupidity (n) an eager desire for something; greed
deleterious (adj) harmful, injurious
enhance (v) to raise to a higher degree; to increase the value of desirability of
enthrall (v) to captivate, charm, hold spellbound; to enslave; to imprison
extentuate (v) to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses
implicit (adj) implied or understood though unexpressed; without doubts or reservations, unquestioning; potentially contained in
incisive (adj) sharp, keen, penetrating (with a suggestion of decisiveness and effectiveness)
inimical (adj) tending to cause harm or obstruct developments; being oppositional or adverse
ostentatious (adj) marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy
paragon (n) a model of excellence or perfection
politic (adj) prudent, shrewdly conceived and developed; artful, expedient
prosaic (adj) dull, lacking in distinction and originality; matter-of-fact, straightforward; characeristic of prose, not poetic
redundant (adj) extra, excess, more than is needed; wordy, repetitive; profuse, lush
sanctimonious (adj) making a show of virtue or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or pious, self-righteous, canting, holier-than-thou
scintillating (adj) sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant (applied to mental or personal qualities)
winsome (adj) charming, attractie, pleasing (often suggesting a childlike charm and innocence)
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