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20 terms

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