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20 terms

vocab workshop level d unit 12 vocab

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appreciable
(adj.) sufficient 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, utterance, 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 overthrow; (n.) one 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