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Vocab Unit 12 D D

Jenkins Vocabulary Unit 12 Definitions 9th Grade Level d

Appreciable adj. sufficient to be noticed or measured
Autocratic adj. absolute in power or authority
Blanch v. to remove the color from; to make or turn pale; to parboil
Blasphemy n. an act, utterance, or writing showing contempt for something sacred
Brawny adj. strong, muscular
Concerted adj. planned or performed in cooperation with others
Contend v. to fight, struggle; to compete, to argue
Humane adj. kind, merciful
Illustrious adj. very famous, distinguished
Intolerable adj. unbearable
Irreverent adj. disrespectful
Laborious adj. not easy, requiring hard work; hardworking
Lithe adj. bending easily, limber
Maltreat v. to abuse, use roughly or crudely
Ponder v. to consider carefully, reflect on
Subversive adj. intended to undermine or overthrow; n. one who advocates or attempts to undermine a political system
Synthetic adj. made or put together by people; n. something artificial
Temperate adj. mild, moderate
Venomous adj. poisonous, spiteful, mean
Wily adj. sly, shrewd, cunning
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