Vocab Unit 12

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absolve

To clear from guilt or responsibility

Caricature

Burlesque or lampoon

Clangor

din or to make such din

Contiguous

side by side, abutting, adjacent in time

Cupidity

avarice or rapacity

Deleterious

Harmful or pernicious

Enhance

To improve, elevate, or magnify

Enthrall

To captivate, enslave, or imprison

Extenuate

To lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses

Implicit

Implied, without doubt

Incisive

Sharp, trenchant, acute

Ostentatious

Showy, affected, or flamboyant

Paragon

Exemplar or paradigm

Paraphrase

To restate in other words

Politic

Prudent, circumspect, or judicious

Prosaic

dull, humdrum, pedestrian

Redundant

extra, wordy, lush, prolix

Sanctimonious

self-righteous, canting, hypocritically holier-than-thou

Scintillating

exceptionally brilliant, glittering or sparkling

Winsome

charming, attractive, or prepossessing

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