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Sadlier-Oxford: Level F; Unit 12 Vocabulary
Terms in this set (20)
To clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt.
(SYN: acquit, exonerate, vindicate, excuse, pardon)
(ANT: condemn, convict, incriminate, inculpate)
Caricature (Noun) (Verb)
[Noun] a representation, such as a drawing, that exaggerates a subject's characteristic features; [Verb] to present someone or something in a deliberately distorted way.
(SYN: cartoon, burlesque, lampoon)
Clangor (Noun) (Verb)
[Noun] a loud ringing sound; [Verb] to make a loud ringing noise.
(SYN: din, uproar, clamor)
(ANT: silence, stillness, peace and quiet)
Side by side; touching; near; adjacent in time.
(SYN: abutting, next door to)
(ANT: detached, apart, distant, remote)
An eager desire for something; greed.
(SYN: avarice, rapacity, craving, lust)
(ANT: contentment, satiety, gratification)
(SYN: detrimental, destructive, pernicious, damaging)
(ANT: helpful, beneficial, harmless, innocuous)
To raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or desirability of.
(SYN: improve, elevate)
(ANT: diminish, degrade)
To captivate, charm, hold spellbound; to enslave; to imprison.
(SYN: fascinate, attract)
(ANT: bore to tears, repel)
To lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses.
(SYN: moderate, mitigate, diminish, downplay)
(ANT: intensify, magnified, worsen, exacerbate)
Implied or understood though unexpressed; without doubts or reservation, unquestioning, potentially contained in.
(SYN: inferred, tacit, unspoken, unconditional)
(ANT: explicit, expressed, stated, revealed)
Sharp, keen, penetrating (with a suggestion of decisiveness and effectiveness)
(SYN: acute, cutting, perceptive)
Tending to cause harm or obstruct developments; being oppositional or adverse.
(SYN: unfriendly, hostile, antagonistic, contrary)
(ANT: friendly, hospitable, kind)
Marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy.
(SYN: flashy, overdone, affected, flamboyant)
(ANT: modest, plain, simple, demure, retiring)
A model of excellence or perfection.
(SYN: ideal, paradigm, model, good example)
Prudent, shrewdly conceived and developed; artful, expedient.
(SYN: tactful, diplomatic, judicious, circumspect)
(ANT: unwise, injudicious, imprudent, rash)
Dull, lacking in distinction and originality; matter-of-fact, straightforward; characteristic of prose, not poetic.
(SYN: literal, pedestrian)
(ANT: remarkable, poetic)
Extra, excess, more than is needed; wordy, repetitive; profuse, lush.
(SYN: unnecessary, superfluous, verbose, prolix)
(ANT: terse, laconic, scarce, inadequate)
Making a show of virtue or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or pious, self-righteous, canting, holier-than-thou.
(SYN: heartfelt, sincere, humble)
Scintillating (Adjective, part.)
Sparking, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant (applied to mental or personal qualities.)
(SYN: stimulating, glittering)
(ANT: dull, boring, insipid)
Charming, attractive, pleasing (often suggesting a childlike charm and innocence.)
(SYN: winning, delightful, prepossessing)
(ANT: unattractive, unappealing, repulsive)
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