vocabulary (unit 12)

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abdicate

to resign; formally given up an office or a duty

bestow

to give as a gift; to provide with lodgings

capacious

able to hold a great amount; roomy

caustic

able to burn or eat away by chemical action; sarcastic

crusade

a strong movement; to advance a cause or idea

deface

to injure of destroy the surface or appearance of, to damage the value of

embargo

an order forbidding the trade or movement of commercial goods; a restraint

fallacy

a false notion of belief; an error in thinking

levity

a lack of seriousness; buoyancy or lightness in weight

mendicant

beggar; depending on begging for a living

nauseate

to make sick to the stomach; to fill with disgust

negate

to nullify or decay

pivotal

very important; essential

recipient

one who receives

ruse

an action designated to confuse or mislead; a trick

teem

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

tenet

an opinion; a belief or principal held true

ungainly

clumsy, awkward, unwieldy

tractable

easily managed; easy to deal with

voracious

having a huge appetite, greedy, excessively eager

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