English vocabulary

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English vocabulary
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English Vocabulary Unit 12
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  1. to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt.
    absolve
  2. (n.) a representation in which the subject's characteristic features are deliberatley exaggeration

    (v.)to present someone or something in a deleberately distorted way
    caricature
  3. (n.) a loud ringing sound

    (v.)to make a loud noise
    clangor
  4. side by side, touching, near, adjacent in time
    contiguous
  5. an eager desire for something; greed
    cupidity
  6. harmful, 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 or reservations, unquestioning; potentially contained in
    implicit
  11. sharp, keen, penetrating
    incisive
  12. marked by conspicuous or pretntious display, showy
    ostentatious
  13. a model of excellence or perfection
    paragon
  14. (v.) to restate in other words

    (n.) a statement that presents a given idea in new language
    paraphrase
  15. prudent, shrewdly conceived and developed; artful, expedient
    politic
  16. dull lackin gin distinction and originality
    prosaic
  17. axtra, excess, more than is needed; wordly repetitive; profused, lush
    redundant
  18. making a show of virtue or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or pious
    sanctimonious
  19. sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant
    scintillating
  20. charming, attractive, pleasing
    winsome

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