vocab workshop level f unit 12

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  1. absolve
    v. to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt
  2. absolve
    acquit, exonerate, vindicate, excuse, pardon (syn.)
  3. absolve
    condemn, convict, incriminate, inculpate (ant.)
  4. caricature
    n. a representation, such as a drawing, that exaggerates a subject's characteristic features
  5. caricature
    v. to present someone or something in a deliberately distorted way
  6. caricature
    cartoon, burlesque, lampoon (syn.)
  7. clangor
    n. a loud ringing sound
  8. clangor
    v. to make a loud ringing sound
  9. clangor
    din, clamor, uproar (syn.)
  10. clangor
    silence, stillness, peace and quiet (ant.)
  11. contiguous
    adj. side by side, touching; near; adjacent in time
  12. contiguous
    abutting, next door to (syn.)
  13. contiguous
    detached, apart, distant, mobile (ant.)
  14. cupidity
    n. an eager desire for something; greed
  15. cupidity
    avarice, rapacity, craving, lust (syn.)
  16. cupidity
    contentment, satiety, gratification (ant.)
  17. deleterious
    adj. harmful, injurious
  18. deleterious
    detrimental, destructive, pernicious, damaging (syn.)
  19. deleterious
    helpful, beneficial, harmless, innocuous (ant.)
  20. enhance
    v. to raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or desirability of
  21. enhance
    improve, elevate (syn.)
  22. enhance
    diminish, degrade (ant.)
  23. enthrall
    v. to captivate, charm, hold spellbound; to enslave; to imprison
  24. enthrall
    fascinate, attract (syn.)
  25. enthrall
    bore to tears, repel (ant.)
  26. extenuate
    v. to lessen the seriousness of magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses
  27. extenuate
    moderate, mitigate, diminish, downplay (syn.)
  28. extenuate
    intensify, magnified, worsen, exacerbate (ant.)
  29. implicit
    adj. implied or understood through unexpressed; without doubts or reservations, unquestioning; potentially contained in
  30. implicit
    inferred, tacit, unspoken, unconditional (syn.)
  31. implicit
    explicit, expressed, stated, revealed (ant.)
  32. incisive
    adj. sharp, keen, penetrating (with a suggestion of decisiveness and effectiveness)
  33. incisive
    acute, cutting, perceptive (syn.)
  34. inimical
    adj. tending to cause harm or obstruct developments; being oppositional or adverse
  35. inimical
    unfriendly, hostile, antagonistic, contrary (syn.)
  36. inimical
    friendly, hospitable, kind (ant.)
  37. ostentatious
    adj. marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy
  38. ostentatious
    flashy, overdone, affected, flamboyant (syn.)
  39. ostentatious
    modest, plain, simple, demure, retiring (ant.)
  40. paragon
    n. a model of excellence or perfection
  41. paragon
    ideal, paradigm, good example (syn.)
  42. politic
    adj. prudent, shrewdly conceived and developed; artful, expedient
  43. politic
    tactful, diplomatic, judicious, circumspect (syn.)
  44. politic
    unwise, injudicious, imprudent, rash (ant.)
  45. prosaic
    adj. dull, lacking in distinction and originality; matter-of-fact, straightforward; characteristic of prose, not poetic
  46. prosaic
    literal, pedestrian (syn.)
  47. prosaic
    remarkable, poetic (ant.)
  48. redundant
    adj. extra, excess, more than is needed; wordy, repetitive; profuse, lush
  49. redundant
    unnecessary, superfluous, verbose, prolix (syn.)
  50. redundant
    terse, laconic, scarce, inadequate (ant.)
  51. sactimonious
    adj. making a show of virtue or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or pious, self-righteous, canting, holier-than-thou
  52. sactimonious
    heartfelt, sincere, humble (ant.)
  53. scintillating
    adj. part. sparkling, twinkling, exceptional brilliant (applied to mental or personal qualities)
  54. scintillating
    stimulating, glittering (syn.)
  55. scintillating
    dull, boring, insipid (ant.)
  56. winsome
    adj. charming, attractive, pleasing (often suggesting a childlike charm and innocence)
  57. winsome
    winning, delightful, prepossessing (syn.)
  58. winsome
    unattractive, unappealing, repulsive (ant.)
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vocab workshop level f unit 12
2014-05-29 02:21:42
vocab workshop level unit 12

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