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Vocabulary Unit 12

TermDefinition
abdicate (v.) to resign, formally give up an office or a duty; to disown, discard
capacious (adj.) able to hold much, roomy
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; to damage the value, influence, or effect of, to face down, outshine
fallacy (n.) a false notion or belief; an error in thinking
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
tenet (n.) an opinion, belief, or principle held to be true
ungainly (adj.) clumsy, awkward; unwieldy
bestow (v.) to give as a gift; to provide with lodgings
caustic (adj.) able to burn or eat away by chemical action; biting, sarcastic
embargo (n.) an order forbidding the trade in or movement of commercial goods; any restraint or hindrance;
embargo (v.) to forbid to enter or leave port; to forbid trade with
levity (n.) a lack of seriousness or earnestness, especially about things that should be treated with respect; 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
ruse (n.) an action designed to confuse or mislead, a trick
team (v.) to become filled to overflowing; to be present in large quantities
tractable (adj.) easily managed, easy to deal with; easily wrought, malleable
voracious (adj.) having a huge appetite, greedy, ravenous; excessively eager
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