20 terms

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