Vocab - Unit 12 Words

  1. Abdicate
    to resign, formally give up an office or a duty; to disown, discard
  2. Bestow
    to give as a gift; to provide with lodgings
  3. Capacious
    able to hold much, roomy
  4. Caustic
    able to burn or eat away by chemical action; biting, sarcastic
  5. Crusade
    a strong movement to advance a cause or idea; to capaign, work vigorously
  6. Deface
    to injure or destroy the surface or appearance of; to damage the value, influence, or effect of; to face down, outshine
  7. Embargo
    an order forbidding the trade in or movement of commercial goods; any restraint or hinderance; to forbid to enter or leave port; to forbid trade with
  8. Fallacy
    a false notion or belief; an error in thinking
  9. Levity
    a lack of seriousness or earnestness, especially about things that should be treated with respect; buoyancy, lightness in weight
  10. Mendicant
    beggar; depending on begging for a living
  11. Nauseate
    to make sick to the stomach; to fill with disgust
  12. Negate
    to nullify, deny, bring to nothing
  13. Pivotal
    vitally important, essential
  14. Recipient
    one who receives; recieving; able or willing to receive
  15. Ruse
    an action designed to confuse or mislead, a trick
  16. Teem
    to become filled to overflowing; to be present in large quantites
  17. Tenet
    an opinion, belief, or principle held to be true
  18. Tractable
    easily managed, easy to deal with; easily wrought, malleable
  19. Ungainly
    clumsy, awkward; unwieldy
  20. Voracious
    having a huge appetite, greedy, ravenous; excessively eager
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Vocab - Unit 12 Words