Vocabulary Unit 12

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Vocabulary Unit 12
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  1. (v.) to raise to a higher degere; to increase the value or desirability of
    enhance
  2. (v.) to captivate, charm, hold spellbound; to enslave; to imprison
    enthrall
  3. (adj.) prudent, shrewdly conceived and developed; artful, expedient
    politic
  4. (adj.) extra, excess, more than is need; wordy, repetetive; lush
    redundant
  5. (v.) to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt
    absolve
  6. (adj.) implied or understood though unexpressed; without doubts or reservations, unquestioning; potentially contained in
    Implicit
  7. (adj.) dull, lacking in distinction and originality; matter-of-fact, straightforward; characteristic of prose, not poetic
    prosaic
  8. (n.) an eager desire for something; greed
    cupidity
  9. (adj.) harmful, injurious
    deleterious
  10. (adj. part.) sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant (applied to mental or personal qualities)
    scintillating
  11. (n.) a model of excellence or perfection
    paragon
  12. (adj,) sharp, keen, penetrating (witha suggestion of decisiveness and effetiveness)
    incisive
  13. (adj.) making a show of virtue or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or pious, self-righteous, canting, holier-than-thou
    sanctimonious
  14. (n.) a loud ringing sound; (v.) to make a loud ringing noise
    clangor
  15. (adj.) marked by conspicuous or pretentious desplay, showy
    ostentatious
  16. (n.) a representation in which the subject's characteristic features are deliberately exaggerated; (v.) to present someone or something in a deliberately distorted way
    caricature
  17. (adj.) charming, attractive, pleasing (often suggesting a childlike charm and innocence)
    winsome
  18. (v.) to restate in other words; (n.) a statement that presents a given idea in a new language
    paraphrase
  19. (adj.) side by side, touching; near; adjacent in time
    contiguous
  20. (v.) to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses
    extenuate

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