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Flashcards in unit 12 Deck (20):
1

absolve

to clear from blame responsibility or guilt
syn: acquit exonerate vindicate excuse pardon
ant: condemn convict incriminate inculpate

2

caricature

n-a representation (drawing) features are exaggerated
syn: cartoon burlesque parody lampoon

3

clangor

a loud ringing sound
syn; din clamor uproar
ant: silence stillness peace quiet

4

contiguous

side by side touching near adjacent in time
syn: adjoining abutting next door to
ant: detached remote apart distant

5

cupidity

an eager desire for something, greed
syn: avarice lust rapacity craving
ant: generosity contentment satiation gratification

6

deleterious

harmful injurious
syn: detrimental destructive pernicious damaging
ant: helpful beneficial harmless innocuous

7

enhance

to raise to a higher degree to increase the value or desirability of
syn: improve magnify heighten elevate
ant: diminish reduce lessen degrade

8

enthrall

to captivate charm hold spellbound to enslave to imprison
syn: fascinate bewitch enchant attract
ant: bore to tears repel put someone off

9

extenuate

to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses
syn: moderate mitigate downplay diminish
ant: intensify exacerbate aggravate worsen

10

implicit

implied or understood through unexpressed without doubts or reservations unquestioning potentially contained in
syn: inferred tacit unspoken unconditional
ant: explicit expressed stated revealed

11

incisive

sharp keen penetrating (with a suggestion of decisiveness and effectiveness)
syn:acute cutting perceptive trenchant

12

ostentatious

marked by conspicuous or pretentious display showy
syn: flashy overdone affected flamboyant
ant: modest demure plain retiring simple

13

paragon

a model of excellence of perfection
syn: exemplary model ideal good example paradigm

14

paraphrase

to restate in other words new language
syn: reword rephrase version a rendition
ant: repeat quote verbatim duplicate

15

politic

prudent shrewdly conceived and developed artful expedient
syn: tactful diplomatic judicious circumspect
ant: unwise imprudent injudicious rash

16

prosaic

dull lacking in distinction and originality matter of fact straight forward characteristic of prose not poetic

17

redundant

extra excess more than needed wordy repetitive profuse lush

18

sanctimonious

making a show of virtue or righteousness hypocritically moralistic or pious self-righteous canting holier than though

19

scintillating

sparkling twinkling exceptionally brilliant (mental/ personal qualities)

20

winsome

charming attractive pleasing( often suggesting a childlike charm and innocence)