Unit 12 Vocab Level F

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Absolve

v. to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt

Caricature

n. a representation (especially a drawing) in which the subject's characteristic features are deliberately exaggerated; v. to present someone or something in a deliberately distorted way

Clangor

n. a loud ringing sound (with a suggestion of being disturbing)

Contiguous

adj. side by side, touching; near

Cupidity

n. an eager desire for something; greed

Deleterious

adj. harmful, injurious

Enhance

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

Enthrall

v. to captivate, charm, hold spellbound

Extenuate

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

Exude

v. to ooze out; to discharge through the pores; to emanate (as a quality or a personal impression)

Implicit

adj. implied or understood though unexpressed; without doubts or reservations, unquestioning

Incisive

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

Ostentatious

adj. marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy

Paragon

n. a model of excellence or perfection

Paraphrase

v. to restate in other words; n. a statement that presents a given idea in new language

Politic

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

Preeminent

adj. superior, outstanding; prominent

Prosaic

adj. dull, ordinary, lacking in distinction and originality; characteristic of prose, not poetic

Redundant

adj. extra, excess, more than is needed; wordy, repetitive

Sanctimonious

adj. making a show of virtue or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or pious

Scintillating

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

Winsome

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

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