Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary Workshop-Level C- Unit 12 Vocabs

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abdicate

(v.) to resign, formally give up an office or a duty; to disown, discard

bestow

(v.) to give as a gift; to provide with lodgings

capacious

(adj.) able to hold much, roomy

caustic

(adj.) able to burn or eat away by chemical action; biting, sarcastic

crusade

(n.) a strong movement to advance a cause or idea; (v.) to campaign, work vigorously

deface

(v.) to injure or destroy the surface or appearance of; to damage the value, influence, or effect of; to face down, outshine

embargo

(n.) an order forbidding the trade in or movement of commercial goods; any restraint or hindrance; (v.) to forbid to enter or leave port; to forbid trade with

fallacy

(n.) a false notion or belief; an error in thinking

levity

(n.) a lack of seriousness or earnestness, especially about things that should be treated with respect; buoyancy, lightness in weight

mendicant

(n.) beggar; (adj.) depending on begging for a living

nauseate

(v.) to make sick to the stomach; to fill with disgust

negate

(v.) to nullify, deny, bring to nothing

pivotal

(adj.) vitally important, essential

recipient

(n.) one who receives; (adj.) receiving; able or willing to receive

ruse

(n.) an action designed to confuse or mislead; a trick

teem

(v.) to become filled to overflowing; to be present in large quantities

tenet

(n.) an opinion, belief, or principle held to be true

tractable

(adj.) easily managed, easy to deal with; easily wrought, malleable

ungainly

(adj.) clumsy, awkward; unwieldy

voracious

(adj.) having a huge appetite, greedy, ravenous; excessively eager

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