Unit 12

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illustrious

(adj.) very famous, distinguished syn: eminent, renowned, prominent, celebrated ant: unknown, obscure, nameless, anonymous

laborious

(adj.) not easy, requiring hard work, hardworking syn: arduous, difficult, strenuous, wearisome ant: easy, effortless, facile

contend

(v.) to fight, struggle; to compete; to argue syn: battle, vie, maintain, assert ant: yield, acquiesce, submit, relinquish

willy

(adj.) sly, shrewd, cunning syn: tricky, artful, foxy, cagey ant: dull-witted, dense, straightforward

venomous

(adj.) poisonous; spiteful, mean syn: nasty, malicious, virulent, malevolent ant: harmless, innocuous, benign

concerted

(adj.) planned or performed in cooperation with others syn: cooperative, combined, consolidated ant: unorganized, unilateral, diffused

irreverent

(adj.) disrespectful syn: profane, impious, sacrilegious ant: awed, respectful, devout, pious, deferential

ponder

(v.) to consider carefully, reflect on syn: ruminate, contemplate

lithe

(adj.) bending easily, limber syn: flexible, pliant, lissome ant: rigid, inflexible, taut

blasphemy

(n.) an act, utterance, or writing showing contempt for something sacred syn: curse, profanity, imprecation ant: veneration, devoition, respect

synthetic

(adj.) made or put together by people; (n.) something artificial syn: (adj.) artificial, ersatz ant: (adj.) natural, genuine

brawny

(adj.) strong, muscular syn: broad-shouldered, strapping, burly ant: slight, frail, puny

subversice

(adj.) intended to undermine or overthrow; (n.) one who advocated or attempts to undermine a political system syn: (adj.) traitorous; (n.) a revolutionary ant: (adj.) patriotic, loyal, true-blue

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

temperate

(adj.) mild, moderate syn: composed, balanced, mellow, fair ant: immoderate, extreme, excessive, harsh

appreciable

(adj.) sufficient to be noticed or measured syn: detectable, considerable ant: slight, trivial, inconsequential, negligible

intolerable

(adj.) unbearable syn: insufferable, outrageous ant: pleasent, pleasing

maltreat

(v.) to abuse, use roughly or crudely syn: misuse, mistreat, harm ant: coddle, pamper, indulge

humane

(adj.) kind, merciful syn: sympathetic, compassionate, kindhearted ant: cruel, merciless, unfeeling, brutal, heartless

autocratic

(adj.) absolute in power of authority syn: dominerring, dicatorial, tyrannical, bossy ant: democratic, egalitarian, lenient, permissive, indulgent