Vocabulary Unit 12 Level D

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Irreverent(adj.) not reverent; manifesting or characterized by irreverence; deficient in veneration or respect s: profane, impious, sacrilegeous, flippant a: awed, respectful, devout, pious, deferentialLaborious(adj.) requiring much work, exertion, or perseverance s: arduous, difficult, strenuous, wearisome a: easy, effortless, facileLithe(adj.) bending readily; pliant; limber; supple; flexible s: supple, flexible, pliant, lissome a: stiff, rigid, inflexible, tautMaltreat(v.) to treat or handle badly, cruelly, or roughly; abuse s: misuse, mistreat, harm, aggrieve a: coddle, pamper, indulgePonder(v.) to consider something deeply and thoroughly; meditate s: think over, ruminate, contemplateSubversive(n.) a person who adopts subversive principles or policies s: treasonous, traitorous; a revolutionary a: patriotic, loyal, true-blueSynthetic(adj.) fake, phony, counterfeit, sham s: artificial, ersatz a: natural, genuineTemperate(n.) moderate as regards indulgence of appetite or passion, esp. in the use of alcoholic liquors s: compound, balanced, mellow, fair a: immoderate, extreme, excessive, harshVenomous(adj.) Malicious; spiteful s: nasty, malicious, virulent, malevolent a: harmless, innocuous, benignWily(adj.) full of, marked by, or proceeding from wiles; crafty; cunning s: clever, tricky, artful, foxy, cagey a: dull-witted, dense, artless, straightforward