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Flashcards in Vocab 2 U12 Deck (20):
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v) to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt

absolve

2

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

caricature

3

n) a loud ringing sound;
v) to make a loud ringing noise

clangor

4

adj) side by side, touching; near; adjacent in time

contiguous

5

n) an eager desire for something; greed

cupidity

6

adj) harmful, injurious

deleterious

7

v) to raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or desirability of

enhance

8

v) to captivate, charm, hold, spellbound; to enslave; to imprison

enthrall

9

v) to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses

extenuate

10

adj) implied or understood though unexpressed; without doubts or reservations, unquestioning; potentially contained in

implicit

11

adj) sharp, keen, penetrating (with a suggestion of decisiveness and effectiveness)

incisive

12

adj) tending to cause harm or obstruct developments; being oppositional or adverse

inimical

13

adj) marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy

ostentatious

14

n) a model of excellence or perfection

paragon

15

adj) prudent, shrewdly conceived and developed; artful, expedient

politic

16

adj) dull, lacking in distinction and originality; matter-of-fact, straightforward, characteristic of prose, not poetic

prosaic

17

adj) extra, excess, more than is needed; wordy, repetitive; profuse, lush

redundant

18

adj) making a show of virtue or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or pious, self-righteous, canting, holier-than-thou

sanctimonious

19

adj, part) sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant (applied to mental or personal qualities)

scintillating

20

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

winsome