20 terms

Sadlier Oxford Level D Unit 12

unit 12 of a vocabulary workshop from sadlier- oxford new edition level D
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appreciable
(adj.) suffient to be noticed or measured
autocratic
(adj.) absolute in power or authority
blanch
(v.) to remove the color from; to make or turn pale; to parboil
blasphemy
(n.) an act, utterence, or writing showing contempt for something sacred
brawny
(adj.) strong muscular
concerted
(adj.) planned or performed in cooperation with others
contend
(v.) to fight, struggle; to compete; to argue
humane
(adj.) kind merciful
illustrious
(adj.) very famous, distinguished
intolerable
(adj.) unbearable
irreverent
(adj.) disrespectful
laborious
(adj,) not easy, requiring hard work; hardworking
lithe
(adj.) bending easily, limber
maltreat
(v.) to abuse, use roughly or crudely
ponder
(v.) to consider carefully; reflect on
subversive
(adj.) intended to undermine or overflow; (n.) onw who advocates or attempts to undermine a political system
synthetic
(adj.) made or put together by people; (n.) something artificial
temperate
(adj.) mild, moderate
venomous
(adj.) poisonous; spiteful, mean
wily
(adj.) sly, shrewd, cunning

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