vocab unit 12

  1. Absolve
    to clear from blame, responsibility or guilt
  2. Caricature
    a representation in which the subjects characteristic features are delberately exaggerated

    to present someone or something in a deliberately distorted way
  3. Clangor
    a loud ringing sound

    to make a loud ringing sound
  4. Contiguous
    side by side

    touching, near

    adjacent in time
  5. Cupidity
    an egar desire for something

  6. Deleterious

  7. Enhance
    to raise to a higher degree

    to incease the value or desirability of
  8. Enthrall
    to captivate, charm, hold spellbound

    to enslave

    to imprision
  9. Extenuate
    to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses
  10. Implicit
    implied or understood through unexpressed

    without doubts or reservations
  11. Incisive
    sharp, keen, penetrating
  12. Ostentatious
    marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy
  13. Paragon
    a model of excellence or perfection
  14. Paraphrase
    to restate in other words

    a statement that presentsa givenidea in new language
  15. Politic
    prudent, shrewdly conceived and developed

    artful, expedient
  16. Prosaic
    dull, lacking in distinction and originally

    matter of fact

  17. Redundant
    extra, excess, more than is needed

    wordy, repetitive
  18. Sanctimonious
    making a show of virtue or righteousness

    hypocritically moralistic or pious, selfrighteous, canting
  19. Scintillating
    sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant
  20. Winsome
    charming, attractive, pleasing
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vocab unit 12
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