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AbsolveVerb Unit 12
(v.) to clear from blame, responsibility, or guiltIf i absolve myself then i am not guilty of anything.
CaricatureNoun Verb Unit 12
(n.) a drawing in which the subject's characteristic features are exaggerated. (v.) to present someone or something in a distorted way.(n) We bought a caricature of me at the fair,...
ClangorNoun Verb Unit 12
(n.) a loud ringing sound. (v.) to make a loud ringing noise.(n) The clangor rand loudly in my ear. (v) I yelled to make clangor so i could wake...
ContiguousAdjective Unit 12
(adj.) side by side, touching; near; adjacent in timeThe salt sat contiguous by the pepper. S: din
CupidityNoun Unit 12
(n.) an eager desire for something; greedThe cupidity i felt caused me to desire more and to become greedy. S: avarice, rapacity, cravingA: contentment, satiation
DeleteriousAdjective Unit 12
(adj.) harmful, injuriousThe deleterious knife is dangerous to run around with. S: detrimental, perniciousA: innocuous
EnhanceVerb Unit 12
(v.) to raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or desirabilty ofI wanted to enhance the specialties of my tv. S: heighten
EnthrallVerb Unit 12
(v.) to captivate, charm, hold spellbound; to enslave; to imprisonOthello was accused of enthralling Desdemona with black magic.
ExtenuateVerb Unit 12
(v.) to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excusesIn Romeo & Juliet Tibult extenuates his wound by making it sound not serious. S:...
ImplicitAdjective Unit 12
(adj.) implied or understood though unexpressed; without doubts or reservations, unquestioning; potentially contained inThe implicit plan was understood to all.S: inferred,...
IncisiveAdjective Unit 12
(adj.) sharp, keen, penetratingWith your incisive observations you will figure out the mystery. S: trenchant
OstentatiousAdjective Unit 12
(adj.) marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showyThe ostentatious dress shown like a disco ball.A: demure, retiring
ParagonNoun Unit 12
(n.) a model of excellence or perfectionA paragon student is given a reward like a student of the month.S: exemplar, paradigm
ParaphraseVerb Noun Unit 12
(v.) to restate in other words; (n.) a statement that presents a given idea in a new language(v) I am going to paraphrase what i said to bring clarity.(n) The paraphrase...
PoliticAdjective Unit 12
(adj.) prudent, shrewdly conceived and developed; artful, expedientThe politic idea came from thoughts of wanting something. S: tactful, judicious, circumspectA:...
ProsaicAdjective Unit 12
(adj.) dull, lacking in distinction and originality; matter-of-fact, straightforward; not poeticThe prosaic man asked for my number but i said, "no way, you're boring....
RedundantAdjective Unit 12
(adj.) extra, excess, more than is needed; wordy, repetitive; lushThe stupid, not smart girl is an example of being redundant.S: superfluous, prolixA: succinct, terse,...
SanctimoniousAdjective Unit 12
(adj.) making a show of virtue or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or pious, self-righteousYour sanctimonious attitude is annoying me, i hate it when you act self-righteous.
ScintillatingAdjective Unit 12
(adj., part) sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliantThe scintillating lights twinkled in the night.
WinsomeAdjective Unit 12
(adj.) charming, attractive, pleasingThe winsome man was so attractive and charming.S: prepossing