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appreciable

sufficient to be noticed or measured; detectable

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autocratic

absolute in power or authority; domineering, dictatorial

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blanch

to remove the colour from; to make or turn pale; to parboil, bleach

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blasphemy

a act, utterance, or writing showing contempt for something sacred; profanity, imprecation

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brawny

strong, muscular; strapping

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concerted

planned or performed in cooperation with others

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contend

to fight, struggle; to compete; to argue; battle, vie

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humane

kind, merciful; sympathetic, kindhearted, compassionate

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illustrious

very famous, distinguished; eminent, renowned

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intolerable

unbearable; insufferable

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irreverent

disrespectful; profane, sacrilegious

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laborious

not easy, requiring hard work; hardworking

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lithe

needing easily, limber

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maltreat

to abuse, use roughly or crudely

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ponder

to consider carefully, reflect on; ruminate

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subversive

intended to undermine or overthrow; traitorous

one who advocates or attempts to undermine a political system; a revolutionary

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synthetic

made or put together by people, artificial

something artificial

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temperate

mild, moderate; mellow, balanced

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venomous

poisonous, spiteful; mean, malicious, malevolent, virulent

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wily

sly, shrewd, cunning; tricky, foxy