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33 terms

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