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Sadlier C

Unit 12

Abdicate v. to resign, formally give up an office or a duty; to disown, discard step down, relinquish, renounce ant: retain
bestow v. to give as a gift; to provide with lodgings grant confrer lodge put up ant: receive, take, take back, take away
capacious adj. able to hold much, roomy spacious, commodious ant: cramped, confined, restricted, narrow
caustic adj. able to burn or eat way by chemical action; biting, sarcastic burning, corrosive, sharp ant: bland, mild, sugary, saccharine
crusade n. a strong movement to advance a cause or idea campaign, or ganized movement (blank)
crusade v. to campaign, work vigorously campaign, organized movement (blank)
deface v. to injure or destroy the surface or appearance of; to damage the value, influence, or effect of; to face down, outshine mar disfigure ant: repair, restore, renovate, recondition
embargo n. an order forbidding the trade in or movement of commerial goods; any restraint or hindrance stoppage, ban, boycott (blank)
embargo v. to forbid to enter or leave port; to forbid trade with (blank) (blank)
fallacy n. a false notion or belief; an error in thinking misconception ant: sound reasoning, logic
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 ant: seriousness, humorlessness, solemnity
mendicant n. beggar panhandler millionare, philanthropist
mendicant adj. depending on begging for a liing (blank) (blank)
Nauseate v. to make sick to the stomach; to fill with disgust sicken, disgust ant: delight, tickle pink
negate v. to nullify, deny, bring to nothing cancel, invalidate, annul ant: affirm, confirm, corroborate, buttress
pivotal adj. vitally important, essential crucial, critical, decisive, seminal ant: unimportant, insignificant
recipient n. one who receives receiver, beneficiary ant: donor, benefactor, contributor
recipient adj. receiveing; able to (blank) (blank)
ruse n. an action designed to confuse or mislead, a trick stratagem, subterfuge, dodge (blank)
teem v. to become filled to overflowing; to be present in large quantaties abound, swarm, overflow ant: lack, be wanting
tenet n. an opinion, belief, or principle held to be true doctrine, precept (blank)
tractable adj. easily managed, easy to deal with; easily wrought, malleable submissive, docile, yielding, amenable ant: unruly, obstreperous, refractory
ungainly adj. clumsy, awkward; unwiedly graceless ant: nimble, agile, supple, graceful
voracious adj. having a huge appetite, greedy, ravenous; excessively eager gluttonous, insatiable, avid ant: indifferent, apathetic
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