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Vocabulary Unit 12

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. (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; am error in thinking.
Negate (v.) To nullify, deny, bring to nothing.
Pivotal (adj.) Vitally important, essential.
Recipient (n.) One who receives. (adj.) Receiving; able or willing to receive.
Tenet (n.) An option, 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.
Embargo (n.) An order forbidding the race in or movement of commercial goods; any restraint or hindrance. (v.) To forbid to enter or leave port: to forbid take with.
Bestow (v.) give as a gift.
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; v. to forbid to enter or leave port; to forbid trade with.
Levity n. lack of seriousness or steadiness; frivolity; lightness of manner.
Mendicant (n.) , a beggar; v. depending on begging for a living.
Nauseate (n.) to make sick to the stomach; to fill with disgust.
Ruse (n.) an action designed to confuse or mislead, a trick.
Teem (v.) to become filled to overflowing; to be present in large quantities.
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