The cartoonist's caricature of President Bush exaggerated the size of his ears.
Censorious people delight in casting blame.
The senator was censured for behavior inappropriate to a member of Congress.
pretender to knowledge
disposition to be lenient; mildness
use of force to get someone to obey
reconciling; appeasing; amiable
Hoping to end the coldness that had grown between them, he wrote a conciliatory note
overlook voluntarily; forgive
person belonging to the same period.
approach; tend to meet; come together
casual; hastily done
one who is skeptical or distrustful of human motives.
expose something as nonsensical or false
propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners.
harm someone's reputation; malign
courteous regard for another's wish
opinionated; arbitrary; doctrinal
selective in choosing from a variety of sources
connoisseur of food and drink
loosely connected, divided into incidents; occurring at intervals
learned ; scholarly
hard to understand
expression of praise, often on the occasion of someone's death
mild expression used in place of an unpleasant one.
raise in rank or dignity; praise
suitable to achieve a particular end
explanatory; intended to explain.
difficult to please; squeamish
lacking proper seriousness
prevent by taking action in advance
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