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absolve

(v.) to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt

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caricature

(n.) a representation, such as a drawing, that exaggerates a subject’s characteristic features; (v.) to present someone or something in a deliberately distorted way

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clangor

(n.) a loud ringing sound; (v.) to make a loud ringing noise

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contiguous

(adj.) side by side, touching; near; adjacent in time

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cupidity

(n.) an eager desire for something; greed

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deleterious

(adj.) harmful, injurious

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enhance

(v.) to raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or desirability of

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enthrall

(v.) to captivate, charm, hold spellbound; to enslave; to imprison

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extenuate

(v.) to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses.

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implicit

(adj.) implied or understood though unexpressed; without doubts or reservations, unquestioning; potentially contained in

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incisive

(adj.) sharp, keen, penetrating ( with a suggestion of decisiveness and effectiveness)

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inimical

(adj.) tending to cause harm or obstruct development; being oppositional or adverse

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ostentatious

(adj.) marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy

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paragon

(n.) a model of excellence or perfection

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politic

(adj.) prudent, shrewdly conceived and developed; artful, expedient

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prosaic

(adj.) dull, lacking in distinction and originality; matter-of-fact, straightforward; characteristic of prose, not poetic

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redundant

(adj.) extra, excess, more than is needed; wordy, repetitive; profuse, lush

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sanctimonious

(adj.) making a show of virtue or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or pious, self-righteous, canting, holier-than-thou

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scintillating

(adj., part.) sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant (applied to mental or personal qualities)

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winsome

(adj.) charming, attractive, pleasing (often suggesting a childlike charm and innocence)

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abstemious

(adj.) moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking); characterized by abstinence and self-discipline

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censurable

(adj.) deserving of blame or correction

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contingent

(adj.) likely but not certain to happen, possible; dependent on uncertain events or conditions; happening by chance; (n.) a representative group forming part of a larger body

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corroborate

(v.) to confirm, make more certain, bolster, stubstantiate, verify

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denizen

(n.) an inhabitant, resident; one who frequents a place

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discursive

(adj.) passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another, rambling, roving, nomadic

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disseminate

(v.) to scatter or spread widely

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dowdy

(adj.) poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness and good taste

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florid

(adj) highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, showy

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foist

(v.) to impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or genuine; to bring about by stealth, dishonesty, or coercion

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gauche

(adj) awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy

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heresy

(n.) an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred

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inculcate

(v.) to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly

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palpable

(adj) capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized

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perceptive

(adj.) having sympathetic insight or understanding, capable of keen appreciation

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pernicious

(adj.) extremely harmful; deadly, fatal

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salient

(adj.) leaping, jumping, or springing forth; prominent, standing out conspicuous; (n.) a projection or buldge, a land form that projects upward or outward.

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satiate

(v.) to satisfy completely; to fill to excess; (adj.) full, satisfied

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sear

(v.) to make or become dry and withered; to char or scorch the surface of; to harden or make unfeeling; to patch, dessicate, singe.

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specious

(adj.) deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit

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accrue

(v.) to grow or accumulate over time; to happen as a natural result

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annotation

(n.) a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work

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bedlam

(n.) a state or scene of uproar and confusion

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covert

(adj.) hidden, disguised, purposefully kept secret; sheltered, secluded; (n.) a sheltered place, a hiding place

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debonair

(adj.) pleasant, courteous, lighthearted; smooth and polished in manner and appearance

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dun

(v.) to demand insistently, especially in payment of a debt; (n.) a creditor; (adj.) dark, dull, drab, dingy

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efficacious

(adj.) effective, producing results

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equanimity

(n.) calmness, composure, refusal to panic

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fortuitous

(adj.) accidental, occurring by a happy chance

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gist

(n.) the essential part, main part, or essence

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gratuitous

(adj.) freely given; not called for by circumstances, unwarranted

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imperious

(adj.) overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate; pressing, compelling

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invective

(n.) a strong denunciation or condemnation; abusive language; (adj.) abusive, vituperative

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motley

(adj.) showing great variety, composed of different elements or many colors; (n.) a jester's costume; a jester

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munificent

(adj.) extremely generous, lavish

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procrastinate

(v.) to delay, put off until later

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provocative

(adj.) tending to produce a strong feeling or response; arousing desire or appetite; irritating, annoying

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recondite

(adj.) exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding

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reprobate

(n.) a depraved, vicious, or unprincipled person, scoundrel; (adj.) corrupt, or unprincipled; (v.) to disapprove of, condemn

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sedentary

(adj.) characterized by or calling for continued sitting; remaining in one place

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