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vocab Unit 12

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abdicate v. resign from or formally renounce the throne
bestow v. give as a gift
capacious adj. able to hold much, roomy
caustic adj. able to burn or eat away by chemical action; biting, sarcastic
crusade n. a strong movement to advance a cause or idea; 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
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
fallacy n. a false notion or belief; an error in thinking
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
negate v. to nullify, deny, bring to nothing
pivotal adj. vitally important, essential
recipient n. one who recieves; adj. receiving, able 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. Any opinion, principle, dogma, or doctrine that a person believes or maintains as 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
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