Unit 12 Vocab Cards

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Definition

Appreciable

(adj.)suffient to be noticed or measured

Syn: perceptible, detectable, considerable Ant:slight, trivial inconsequential, negligible

Autocratic

(adj.) absolute in power or authority

Syn: domineering, dictatorial, tyrannical, bossy Ant:democratic,egalitarian, lenient, permissive, indulgent

Blanch

(v.) to remove the color from; to make or turn pale; to parboil

Syn: bleach, drain, wash out, go white Ant: color, dye, infuse, blush, flush

Blasphemy

(n.)an act, utterence, or writing showing contempt for something sacred

Syn: curse, profanity, sacrilege, imprecation Ant: reverence, veneration, devotion, respect

Brawny

(adj.) strong muscular

Syn: broad-shouldered, strapping, husky, burly Ant: slight, frail, delicate, puny

Concerted

(adj.)planned or performed in cooperation with others

Syn: joint, cooperative, combined, consolidated Ant:unorganized, unilateral, diffused

Contend

(v.) to fight, struggle; to compete; to argue

Syn: battle, dispute, vie,maintain, assert Ant: yield, acquiesce, submit, relinquish

Humane

(adj.) kind merciful

Syn: sympathetic, compassionate, kindhearted Ant: cruel, merciless, unfeeling, brutal, heartless

Illustrious

(adj.) very famous, distinguished

Syn: eminent, renowned, prominent, celebrates Ant: unknown, obscure, nameless, anonymous

Intolerable

(adj.)unbearable

Syn: insufferable, unendurable, outrageous Ant:enjoyable, pleasant, pleasing

Irreverent

(adj.) disrespectful

Syn: profane, impious, sacrilegious, flippant Ant:awed, respectful, devout,pious, deferential

Laborious

(adj.)Not easy, requiring hard work; hardworking

Syn: arduous, difficult, strenuous, wearisome Ant: easy, effortless, facile

Lithe

(adj.)bending easily, limber

Syn: supple, flexible, pliant, lissome Ant:stiff, rigid, inflexible, taut

Maltreat

(v.) to abuse, use roughly or crudely

Syn: misuse, mistreat, harm, aggrieve Ant:coddle, pamper, indulge

Ponder

(v.) to consider carefully; reflect on

Syn: think over, ruminate, contemplate Ant:

Subversive

(adj.) intended to undermine or overflow (n.) one who advocates or attempts to undermine a political system; (adj) treasonous, traitorous; (n) a revolutionary

Syn: Ant: patriotic, loyal, true-blue

Synthetic

(adj.)made or put together by people; (n.) something artificial

Syn: (adj) artificial, ersatz immoderate, extreme, excessive, harsh Ant:

Temperate

(adj.)mild, moderate

Syn: composed, balanced, mellow, fair Ant: immoderate, extreme, excessive, harsh

Venomous

(adj.) poisonous; spiteful, mean

Syn: nasty, malicious, virulent, malevolent Ant: harmless, innocuous, benign

Wily

(adj.) sly, shrewd, cunning

Syn: clever, tricky, artful, foxy, cagey Ant: dull-witted, dense, artless, straightforward