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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level C Unit 12

The With-it Group is back, creating sets for Vocabulary Workshop and WordMasters. This is for Vocabulary Workshop, Level C, Unit 12.
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abdicate
to resign, formally give up an office or a duty; to disown, discard (v.)
bestow
to give as a gift; to provide with lodgings (v.)
capacious
able to hold much, roomy (adj.)
caustic
able to burn or eat away by chemical action; biting, sarcastic (adj.)
crusade
a strong movement to advance a cause or idea (n.); to campaign, work vigorously (v.)
deface
to injure or destroy the surface or appearance of; to damage the value, influence, or effect of; to face down, outshine (v.)
embargo
an order forbidding the trade in or movement of commercial goods; any restraint or hindrance (n.); to forbid to enter and leave port; to forbid trade with (v.)
fallacy
a false notion or belief; an error in thinking (n.)
levity
a lack of seriousness or earnestness, especially about things that should be treated with respect; buoyancy, lightness in weight (n.)
mendicant
beggar (n.) ; depending on begging for a living (adj.)
nauseate
to make sick to the stomach; to fill with disgust (v.)
negate
to nullify, deny, bring to nothing (v.)
pivotal
vitally important, essential (adj.)
recipient
one who receives (n.) ; receiving; able or willing to receive (adj.)
ruse
an action designed to confuse or mislead, a trick (n.)
teem
to become filled to overflowing; to be present in large quantities (v.)
tenet
an opinion, belief, or principle held to be true (n.)
tractable
easily managed, easy to deal with; easily wrought, malleable (adj.)
ungainly
clumsy, awkward; unwieldy (adj.)
voracious
having a huge appetite, greedy, ravenous; excessively eager (adj.)