ALec's vocab 12

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ALec's vocab 12
2010-05-02 23:18:11
alec vocab

vocab unit 12
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  1. appreciable
    sufficient to be noticed or measured

  2. autocratic
    (adj) absolute in power or authority
  3. blanch
    (v) to remove the color from; to make or turn pale; to parboil
  4. blasphemy
    (n) an act, utterance, or writing showing contempt for something sacred
  5. brawny
    adj) strong, muscular
  6. concerted
    (adj) planned or performed in cooperation with others
  7. contend(
    v) to fight, struggle; to compete; to argue
  8. humane
    (adj) kind, merciful
  9. illustrious
    (adj) very famous, distinguished
  10. intolerable
    (adj) unbearable
  11. irreverent
    (adj) disrespectful
  12. laborious
    (adj) not easy, requiring hard work; hardworking
  13. lithe
    (adj) bending easily, limber
  14. maltreat
    (v) to abuse, use roughly or crudely
  15. ponder(v) to consider carefully, reflect on
    (v) to consider carefully, reflect on
  16. subversive
    (adj) intended to undermine or overthrow; (n) one who advocates or attempts to undermine a political system
  17. synthetic(
    adj) made or put together by people; (n) something artificial
  18. temperate
    (adj) mild, moderate
  19. venomous
    adj) poisonous; spiteful, mean
  20. wily
    (adj) sly, shrewd, cunning