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appreciable

sufficient to be noticed or measured

autocratic

absolute in power or authority

blanch

to remove the color from ; to make or turn pale; to parboil

blasphemy

an act, utterance, or writing showing contempt for something sacred

brawny

strong, muscular

concerted

planned or performed in cooperation with others

contend

to fight, struggle; to compete; to argue

humane

kind, merciful

illustrious

very famous, distinguished

intolerable

unbearable

irreverent

disrespectful

laborious

not easy, requiring hard work; hardworking

lithe

bending easily, limber

maltreat

to abuse, use roughly or crudely

ponder

to consider carefully,reflect on

subversive

intended to undermine or overthrow; one who advocates or attempts to underminea political system

synthetic

made or put together by people; someting artificial

temperate

mild, moderate

venomous

poisonous, spiteful, mean

wily

sly, shrewd, cunning

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