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Blanch
to take the color out of: as a : to bleach by excluding light b : to scald or parboil in water or steam in order to remove the skin from, whiten, or stop enzymatic action in (as food for freezing) c : to make ashen or pale <fear blanches the cheek>
intransitive senses : to become white or pale
- blanch·er noun
french for...
Appreciable
: capable of being perceived or measured
Brawny
MUSCULAR; also : STRONG, POWERFUL
2 : being swollen and hard <a brawny infected foot>
- brawn·i·ly /-n&-lE/ adverb
Contend
to strive or vie in contest or rivalry or against difficulties : STRUGGLE
2 : to strive in debate : ARGUE
Humane
: marked by compassion, sympathy, or consideration for humans or animals
2 : characterized by or tending to broad humanistic culture : HUMANISTIC <humane studies>
Intolerable
unbearable
Laborious
involving or characterized by hard or toilsome effort
Maltreat
to treat cruelly or roughly : ABUSE
mal=french for...
Ponder
to think about : reflect on <pondered the events of the day>
Temperate
having a moderate climate b : found in or associated with a moderate climate <temperate
climate
Autocratic
of, relating to, or being an autocracy : ABSOLUTE <an autocratic government>
Blasphemy
the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God b : the act of claiming the attributes of deity
2 : irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable
Concerted
: to settle or adjust by conferring and reaching an agreement <concerted their differences>
2 : to make a plan for <concert measures for aiding the poor>
intransitive senses : to act in harmony or conjunction
Illustrious
notably or brilliantly outstanding because of dignity or achievements or actions : EMINENT
2 archaic a : shining brightly with light b : clearly evident
Irreverent
lacking proper respect or seriousness
Lithe
: easily bent or flexed <lithe steel> <a lithe vine>
2 : characterized by easy flexibility and grace <a lithe dancer> <treading with a lithe silent step>; also : athletically slim <the most lithe and graspable of waists
Subversive
the act of subverting : the state of being subverted; especially : a systematic attempt to overthrow or undermine a government or political system by persons working secretly from within
2 obsolete : a cause of overthrow or destruction
Synthetic
fake
Venomous
SPITEFUL, MALEVOLENT
wily
sly clever