English: Vocab Level F Unit 12

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English: Vocab Level F Unit 12
2013-04-22 15:04:57
english schipske vocab vocabulary level unit 12 10 11 marking period soph

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