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v. to resign, formally give up an office or duty; to disown, dicardThe police officer abdicated or resigned after his injury.S-step down, relinquish, renounce. A-retain
v. give as a gift; provide with lodgingsHe gave money as a bestow on her birthday.S-grant, confer, lodge, put up. A-receive, take back, take away
adj. able to hold much, roomyThe truck was capacious in size compared to the little car.S-spacious, commodious. A-cramped, confined, restricted, narrow
adj. able to burn or eat away by chemical action;biting, sarcasticWhen using caustic chemicals, make sure not any products get in your eyes.S-burning, corrosive, sharp. A-bland, mild,...
n. strong movement to advance a cause or idea; v. to campaign, workScientists crusade inventions and new ideas. S-campaign, organized movement
v. injure/destroy the surface/appearence of; damage value, influence, face down, outshineAnyone who defaces private property is penalized.S-mar, disfigure. A-repair, restore, renovate,...
n. an order forbidding the trade in or movement of commercial goods; any restraint/hindrance; to forbid to enter or leave port, to forbid to trade withThe U.S. embargoed the port from...
n. false notion or belief; an error in thinkingOn the test, she had a fallacy or misconception, and did not get the answer right.S-misconception. A-sound reasoning, logic
n. lack of seriousness. earnestness, especially about things that should be treated w/respect, buoyancy, lightness in weightHaving levity or lack or seriousness may make it hard to...
n. beggar; adj. depending on begging for a livingSomeone who doesn't have a job may become a mendicant or beggar.S-panhandler. A-millionaire, phlianthropist
v. to make sick to stomach, to fill with disgustThe cruse made her nauseated.S-sicken, disgust. A-delight, tickle pink
v. to nullify, deny, bring to nothingReceiving to many tickets may negate to not have a license.S-cancel, invalidate, annul. A-affirm, confirm, corroborate, buttress
adj. vitally important, essentialWhen someone has a baby it is pivotal that the family knows. S-crucial, critical, decisive, seminal. A-unimportant, insignificant
n. one who recieves; adj. recieving, able/willing to recieveAt the end of the year, she was a recipient to an award for academics.S-deceiver, beneficiary. A-donor, benefactor, contributor
n. an action desgined to confuse or mislead, a trickJust like a decoy, a ruse is meant to mislead.S-stratagem, subterfuge, dodge
v. to become filled to overflowing; to be present in large quantitiesSchools teem with children and teachers.S-abound, swarm, overflow. A-lack, be wanting
n. an opinion, belief, or principale held to be trueHis tenet is that his favorite subject is math.S-doctrine, precept
adj. easily managed, easy to deal with; easily wrought, malleableThe puppy was tractable to deal with when it was being trained.S-submissive, docile, yielding, amenable. A-unruly, obstreperous,...
adj. clumsy, akward; unwidelyWhen someone is new to a sport sometimes they are ungainly or clumsy.S-graceless. A-nimble, agile, supple, graceful
adj. having a huge appetite, greedy, ravenous; excessively eagerOn Thanksgiving, many people are voracious or greedy when it comes to the food.S-gluttonous, insatiable, avid. A-indifferent,...

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