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Unit 12 A&B
Terms in this set (22)
To clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt
A representation (especially a drawing) in which the subject's characteristic features are deliberately exaggerated; to present someone or something in a deliberately distorted way
A loud ringing sound; to make a loud ringing noise
Side by side, touching; near; adjacent in time
An eager desire for something; greed
To raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or desirability of
To enslave; to imprison; to captivate, charm, hold spellbound
To lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses
To ooze out; to discharge through the pores; to emanate (as a quality or personal impression
Implied or understood though unexpressed; without doubts or reservations, unquestioning; potentially contained in
Sharp, keen, penetrating (with suggestion of decisiveness and effectiveness)
Marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy
A model of excellence or perfection
To restate in other words; a statement that presents a given idea in new language.
Prudent, shrewdly conceived and developed; artful, expedient.
superior, outstanding; prominent
Dull, ordinary, lacking in distinction and originality; characteristic of prose, not poetic.
Extra, excess, more than is needed; wordy, repetitive; profuse, lush.
Making a show of virtue or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or pious
Sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant (applied to mental or personal qualities)
Charming, attractive, pleasing (often suggesting a childlike charm and innocence)