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Definition

appreciable

sufficient to be noticed or measured

autocratic

absolute power or authority

blanch

to remove the color from; to make 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 roughtly or cruelly

ponder

consider carefully, reflect on

subversive

intended to undermine or overthrow, (n) one who advocates or attempts to undermine a political system

synthetic

made or put together by people, (n) something artificial

temperate

mild, moderate

venomous

poisonous, spiteful, mean

wily

sly, shrewd, cunning