Vocab Unit 12 Flashcards

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appreciablesufficient to be noticed or measured
autocraticabsolute in power or authority
blanch1. to remove the color from; 2. to make or turn pale; 3. to parboil
blasphemyan act, utterance, or writing showing contempt for something sacred
brawnystrong, muscular
concertedplanned or performed in cooperation with others
contendto fight, struggle, compete, argue
humanekind, merciful
illustriousvery famous, distinguished, eminent
laboriousnot easy, requiring hard work, hardworking
lithebending easily, limber
maltreatto abuse, use roughly or crudely
ponderconsider carefully, reflect on
subversive (adj.)intended to undermine or overthrow
subversive (n.)one who advocates or attempts to undermine a political system
synthetic (adj.)made or put together by people; artificial
synthetic (n.)something artificial
temperatemild, moderate
venomouspoisonous, spiteful, mean
wilysly, shrewd, cunning