Vocabulary Workshop, F/12

Vocabulary Workshop, Level F, Unit 12
 
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caricature
a representation (especially a drawing) in which the subject's characteristic features are...
clangor
a loud ringing sound / to make a loud ringing noise
contiguous
side by side, touching; near; adjacent in time
cupidity
an eager desire for something; greed
deleterious
harmful, injurious
enhance
to raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or desirability of
enthrall
to captivate, charm, hold spellbound; to enslave; to imprison
extenuate
to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses
implicit
implied or understood though unexpressed; without doubts or reservations, unquestioning; potentially...
incisive
sharp, keen, penetrating (with a suggestion of decisiveness and effectiveness)
ostentatious
marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy
paragon
a model of excellence or perfection
paraphrase
to restate in other words / a statement that presents a given idea in a new language
politic
prudent, shrewdly conceived and developed; artful, expedient
prosaic
dull, lacking in distinction and originality; matter-of-fact, straightforward; characteristic...
redundant
extra, excess, more than is needed; wordy, repetitive; profuse, lush
sanctimonious
making a show of virtue or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or pious, self-righteous,...
scintillating
sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant (applied to mental or personal qualities)
winsome
charming, attractive, pleasing (often suggesting a childlike charm and innocence)
absolve
to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt


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