vocab 12

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  1. to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt
    absolve 
  2. a respresentation (especially a drawing) in which the subject's features are deliberately exaggerated
    caricature 
  3. a loud ringing sound
    clangor 
  4. side by side, touching; near; adjacent in time
    contiguous 
  5. an eager desire for something; greed
    cupidity 
  6. harfmul, injurious
    deleterious 
  7. to raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or desirability of
    enhance 
  8. to captivate, charm, hold spellbound; to enslave; to imprison
    enthrall
  9. to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses
    extenuate 
  10. implied or understood though unexpressed; without doubts of reservations, unquestioning; potentially contained in
    implicit 
  11. sharp, keen, penetrating (with a suggestion of decisiveness and effectiveness)
    incisive 
  12. marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy
    ostentatious
  13. a model of excellence or perfection
    paragon 
  14. to restate in other words
    paraphrase 
  15. prudent, shrewedly concieved and developed; artful, expedient
    politic 
  16. dull, lacking in distinction and originality; matter-of-fact, straightforward; characteristic of prose, not poetic
    prosaic 
  17. extra, excess, more than is needed; wordy, repetitive; profuse, lush
    redundant 
  18. making a show of virtue or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or pious, self-righteous, canting, holier-than-thou
    scantimonious 
  19. spearkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant (applied to mental or personal qualities)
    scintillating 
  20. charming, attractive, pleasing (often suggesting a childlike charm and innocence)
    winsome 

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