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unit 12 vocabualry

abdicate v.) to resign, formally give up an office or a duty
bestow (v.) to give as a gift; to provide with lodgings
capacious (adj.) able to hold much; roomy
caustic able to burn or eat away by chemical action; sarcastic
crusade (n.) a strong movement to advance a cause or idea
deface to injure or destroy the surface or appearance of
embargo an order forbidding the trade in or movement of commercial goods
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
mendicant (n.)beggar
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 adj.) receiving; able to 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; easily wrought, malleable
ungainly (adj.) clumsy, awkward; unwieldy
voracious (adj.) having a huge appetite, greedy, ravenous; excessively eager
Created by: 1718ryan



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