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Autocratic

(Adj) absolute in power or authority

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Blanch

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

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Blasphemy

(N) an act; utterance, or writing showing contempt for something scared

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Brawny

(Adj) strong, muscular

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Concerted

(Adj) planned or preformed in cooperation with others

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Contend

(V) to fight, struggle; to compete to argue

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Humane

(Adj) kind, merciful

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Illustrious

(Adj) very famous, distinguished

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Intolerable

(Adj) unbearable

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Irreverent

(Adj) disrespectful

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Laborious

(Adj) not easy, requiring hard work, hardworking

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Lithe

(Adj) bending easily, lumber

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Maltreat

(V) to abuse, use roughly or crudely

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Ponder

(V) to consider carefully, reflect on

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Appreciable

(Adj) sufficient to be noticed or measured

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Subversive

Overthrow
Undermine a political system

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Synthetic

Made or put together by people
Artificial

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Temperate

Mild moderate

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Venomous

Posonous; spiteful, mean

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Wily

Sly, shrewd, cunning