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LA Vocabulary Unit 12

8th grade Language Arts Honors Ms. Fields
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adbicate
(v.) to resign, formally give up an office or 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 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