Unit 12

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abdicate (v)

to resign, formally give up an office or a duty

abdicate (v)

to disown, discard

bestow (v)

to give as a gift

bestow (v)

to provide with lodgings

capacious (adj)

able to hold much, roomy

caustic (adj)

able to burn or eat away by chemical action

caustic (adj)

biting, sarcastic

crusade (n)

a strong movement to advance a cause or idea

crusade (v)

to campaign, work vigorously

deface (v)

to injure or destroy the surface or appearance of

deface (v)

to damage the value, influence, or effect of

deface (v)

to face down, outshine

embargo (n)

an order forbidding the trade in or movement of commercial goods

embargo (n)

any restraint or hindrance

embargo (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

levity (n)

buoyancy, lightness in weight

mendicant (n)

beggar

mendicant (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

recipient (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

tractable (adj)

easily wrought, malleable

ungainly (adj)

clumsy, awkward; unwieldy

voracious (adj)

having a huge appetite, greedy, ravenous

voracious (adj)

excessively eager

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