20 terms

Unit 12 Vocab

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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