vocab unit 12

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abdicate

to resign to formally giveup an office or duty; to disown, discard

bestow

to give as a gift, to provide with lodgings

capacious

able to hold much, roomy

caustic

able to burn or eat away by chemical action; biting, sarcastic

crusade

a strong movement to advance a cause or idea; to campaign or work vigorously

deface

to injure or destroy the surface or appearence of ; to damage the value, influence, or effect of , to outshine

embargo

an order forbidding the trade in or movement of commercial goods, to forbid to enter or leave a port

fallacy

a false notion or belief, an error in thinking

levity

a lack of seriousness or earnestness especially about things that should be treated with respect

mendicant

beggar depending on or begging for a living

nauseate

to make sick to the stomach, to fill with disgust

negate

to nullify deny, bring to nothing

pivotal

vitally important essential

recipient

one who recieves; recieving; able or willing to recieve

ruse

an action designed to confuse or mislead, a trick

teem

to become filled to overflowing; to be present in large quantities

tenet

an opinion, belief or priniple that is held to be true

tractable

easily managed easy to deal with; easily wraugh, malleable

ungainly

clumsy, akward; unwidely

voracious

having a huge appetite, greedy, ravenous; excessively eager

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