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20 terms

Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level D Unit 12

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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
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
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
synthetic
adj. made or put together by people
temperate
adj. mild, moderate
venomous
adj. poisonous, spiteful, mean
wily
adj. sly, shrewd, cunning