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concerted (adj)
planned or performed in cooperation of each other, working together
irreverent (adj)
disrespectful
brawny (adj)
muscular, strong
contend (v)
to fight, to compete, to argue
illustrious (adj)
very famous, distinguished, eminent
laborious (adj)
not easy, arduous, requiring hard work
autocratic (adj)
absolute in power or authority
blasphemy (n)
act of showing contempt for something sacred
humane (adj)
kind, merciful
lithe (adj)
readily bent, limber, supple
intolerable (adj)
unbearable
synthetic (adj)
made by people, artificial
temperate (adj)
mild, moderate
venomous (adj)
poisonous
wily (adj)
cunning, sly
ponder (v)
to consider carefully, to reflect on
maltreat(v)
to abuse, to use roughly
blanch (v)
to remove the color from something, to turn pale
appreciable (adj)
enough of something to notice or measure, perceivable
subversive (adj)
to undermine or over throw
mire
to get stuck; a tough situation
adept
throughly skilled
erroneous
uncorrect; containing mistakes
slipshod
untidy in dress; careless; sloppy
impair
to harm; make imperfect
emancipate
to free from slavery
exploit
to make improper use of for personal gain
chide
to blame; scold
preamble
an intro to a speech or essay
skeptical
inclined to doubt
aspire
to have ambitious hopes, goals
extemporaneous
made at the spur of the moment
bleak
dreary; dismal
invincible
unbeatable
render
to cause to become
obtrusive
forward; desirably prominent
despicable
worthy of scorn
rugged
rough; irregular
comport
to be in agreement; behave
deteriorate
to lower in quality or value
statute
a law
reek
an unpleasant smell; to give off a smell
brevity
shortness
enlightened
free from ignorance or false ideas
squander
to spend foolishly; waste
forestall
to prevent by acting first
demure
serious in manner; modest
relentless
harsh; w/o pity
recoil
to spring back; shrink
recoup
to make up for; regain
concise
expressing much in a few words
divulge
to tell; reveal; make public
staccato
detached or disconnected in sound
depreciation
a lessening in value; a belittling
quaver
to shake; tremble
rivulet
a small stream
diminutive
smaller than average
garble
to distort; make unintelligible
languid
w/o energy; sluggish
proponent
one who supports a belief or cause