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English 8 Accelerated – Week 8 SAT Definitions 106. exonerate |ig’zänə,rāt| verb [ trans. ] 1 (esp. of an official body) absolve (someone) from blame for a fault or wrongdoing, esp. after due consideration of the case : the court-martial exonerated me | they should exonerate these men from this crime. See note at absolve . 2 ( exonerate someone from ) release someone from (a duty or obligation). DERIVATIVES exoneration noun exonerative adjective ORIGIN late Middle English : from Latin exonerat- ‘freed from a burden,’ from the verb exonerare , from ex- ‘from’ + onus , oner- ‘a burden.’ Thesaurus exonerate verb 1 the inquiry exonerated them absolve, clear, acquit, find innocent, discharge; formal exculpate. See note at absolve . antonym charge, convict. 2 Pope Clement V exonerated the king from his oath release, discharge, free, liberate; excuse, exempt, except, dispense; informal let off. antonym hold to. 107. expedite |’ekspə,dīt| verb [ trans. ] make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly : he promised to expedite economic reforms. DERIVATIVES expediter (also expeditor |-tər|) noun ORIGIN late 15th cent. (in the sense [perform quickly] ): from Latin expedire ‘extricate (originally by freeing the feet), put in order,’ from ex- ‘out’ + pes , ped- ‘foot.’ Thesaurus expedite verb our legal assistants can help expedite the paperwork speed up, accelerate, hurry, hasten, step up, quicken, precipitate, dispatch; advance, facilitate, ease, make easier, further, promote, aid, push through, urge on, boost, stimulate, spur on, help along, catalyze, fast-track. antonym delay. 108. extemporaneous |ik’stempə,rānēəs| adjective spoken or done without preparation : an extemporaneous speech.
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DERIVATIVES extemporaneously adverb extemporaneousness noun 109. extol |ik’stōl| verb ( extolled , extolling ) [ trans. ] praise enthusiastically : he extolled the virtues of the Russian peoples. See note at praise . DERIVATIVES extoller noun extolment noun ORIGIN late Middle English : from Latin extollere , from ex- ‘out, upward’ + tollere ‘raise.’ Thesaurus extol verb nutritionists extol the virtues of fiber praise enthusiastically, go into raptures about/over, wax lyrical about, sing the praises of, praise to the skies, acclaim, exalt, eulogize, adulate, rhapsodize over, rave about, enthuse about/over; informal go wild about, go on about, ballyhoo; formal laud; archaic panegyrize. See note at praise . antonym criticize. 110. facetious |fə’sē sh əs| adjective treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.
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