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Eng: Chap. 12 Vocab

Stadlier-Oxford Vocab Level F

WordDefinition
absolve to clear from blame
caricature a representation where the subjects features are exaggerated; to present some on in a distorted way
clangor loud ringing sound; to make a loud ringing sound
contiguous side-by-side, touching; near
cupidity an eager desire for something; greed
deleterious harmful, injurious
enhance to raise to a higher degree
enthrall to captivate, charm; to enslave
extenuate to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses
implicit implied or understood; without doubts; potentially contained in
incisive sharp, keen, penetrating
ostentatious marked be pretentious display, showy
paragon a model of excellence
paraphrase to restate in other words; presents idea in a new language
politic prudent, shrewdly developed; artful, expedient
prosaic dull, lacking in distinction and originality, prose
redundant extra, wordy; repetitive
sanctimonious making a show of virtue, holier-than-thou
scintillating sparkling, exceptionally brilliant (to mental/ personal qualities)
winsome charming, attractive, pleasing, childlike
Created by: blacall13