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absolve

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

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caricature

(n.) a respresentation (especially a drawing) in which the subject's features are deliberately exaggerated; (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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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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paraphrase

(v.) to restate in other words (n.) a statement that presents a given idea in new language

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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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