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Flashcards in Vocab 12 Deck (22):
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Caricature

(n.) A picture or representation in which natural characteristics are exaggerated or distorted; (v.) To make a distorted representation of someone or something

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Clangor

A loud, clamorous noise or clang

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Contiguous

Touching, in contact, side-by-side

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Cupidity

An eager or excessive desire to possess; Greed

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Deleterious

Harmful and injurious

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Enhance

To magnify or increase the degree or value of

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Enthrall

To charm or captivate

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Extenuate

To diminish or lessen the seriousness of an offense

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Exude

To emit or send out; To ooze forth

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Implicit

Implied, rather than openly state

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Incisive

Penetrating, sharp or piercing, as in a suggestion

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Ostentatious

Showy and intended to impress others

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Paragon

A representation of excellence and perfection

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Paraphrase

A restatement of a text or passage for clarity; (v.) To restate or reword for clarity

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Politic

Prudent and shrewd in practical ways

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Preeminent

Superior to or notable, outstanding

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Prosaic

Commonplace and dull, lacking imagination

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Redundant

Exceeding more than is necessary; Repetitive

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Sanctimonious

Making a hypocritical show of religious virtue or righteousness

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Scintillating

Brilliant and sparkling, in terms of personality

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Winsome

Charming and attractive in a simple, childlike way

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Absolve

To free from blame, guilt or consequences