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Vocabulary workshop level C unit 12

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abdicate
V to resign, formally give up an office or a duty; to disown discard; step down, relinquish, renounce
bestow
V to give as a gift; to provide with lodgings; grant, conger, lodge, put up
capacious
ADJ able to hold much, roomy; spacious, commodious
caustic
ADJ able to burn or eat away by chemical action; biting, sarcastic; burning, corrosive, sharp
crusade
N a strong movement to advance a cause or idea; campaign, organized movement; V to campaign, work vigorously
deface
V to injure or destroy the surface or appearance of; to damage the value, influence, or effect of; to face down, outshine; mar, dis
embargo
N an order forbidding the trade in or movement of commercial goods; any restraint or hindrance; stoppage, ban, boycott; V to forbid to enter or leave port; to forbid trade with
fallacy
N a false notion or belief; an error in thinking; misconception
levity
N a lack of seriousness or earnestness, especially about things that should be treated with respect; buoyancy, lightness in weight; giddiness, flippancy, frivolity, fickleness
mendicant
N beggar; ADJ depending on begging for a living
nauseate
V to make sick to the stomach; to fill with disgust; sicken, disgust
negate
V to nullify, deny, bring to nothing; cancel, invalidate, annul
pivotal
ADJ very important, essential; crucial, critical, decisive, seminal
recipient
N receiver ADJ able or willing to receive, beneficiary
ruse
N an action designed to confuse or mislead, a trick; stratagem, subterfuge, dodge
teem
V to become filled to overflowing; to be present in large quantities; abound, swarm, overflow
tenet
N an opinion, belief, or principle held to be true; doctrine, precept
tractable
ADJ easily managed, easy to deal with; easily wrought, malleable; submissive, docile, yielding, amenable
ungainly
ADJ clumsy, awkward; unwieldy; graceless
voracious
ADJ having a huge appetite, greedy, ravenous; excessively eager; gluttonous, insatiable, avid