20 terms

Sadlier-Oxford Level C Unit 12

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abdicate
to resign, formally give up an office or a duty; to disown, discard
bestow
to give as a gift; to provide with lodgings
capacious
able to hold much, roomy
caustic
harsh, able to burn or eat away by chemical action; biting, sarcastic
crusade
a strong movement to advance a cause or idea; to campaign, work vigorously
deface
to injure or destroy the surface or appearance of; to damage the value, influence, or effect of; to face down, outshine
embargo
an order forbidding the trade in or movement of commercial goods; any restraint or hindrance; to forbid to enter or leave port; to forbid trade with
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; buoyancy, 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, deny, bring to nothing
pivotal
vitally important, essential
recipient
one who receives, receiving, able or willing to receive
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 principle held to be true
tractable
easily managed, easy to deal with; easily wrought, malleable
ungainly
clumsy, awkward; unwieldy
voracious
having a huge appetite, greedy, ravenous; excessively eager

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