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Vocab 12

To clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt Absolve
(n) a representation in which the subject's characteristic features are deliberately exaggerated (v) to present someone or something in a deliberately distorted way Caricature
(n) a loud ringing sound (v) to make a loud ringing noise Clangor
Side by side, touching; new; adjacent in time Contiguous
An eager desire for something; greed Cupidity
Harmful, injurious Deleterious
To raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or desirability of Enhance
To captivate, charm, hold spellbound; to enslave; to imprison Enthrall
To lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses Extentuate
Implied or understood though unexpressed; without doubt or reservations, unquestioning; potentially contained in Implicit
Sharp, keen, penetrating Incisive
Marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy Ostentatious
A model of excellence or perfection Paragon
(n) to restate in other words; (n) a statement that presents a given idea in new language Paraphrase
Prudent, shrewdly conceived and developed; artful, expedient Politic
Dull, lacking in distinction and originality; matter-of-fact, straightforward; characteristic of prose, not poetic Prosiac
Extra, excess, more than is needed; wordy, repetitive; profuse, lush Redundant
Making a show of virtue or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or pious, self-righteous, canting, holier-than-thou Sanctimonious
Sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant Scintillating
Charming, attractive, please (often suggesting a childlike charm and innocence) Winsome
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