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20 terms

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