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Vocabulary


 
  
Created Mar 22, 2010
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abdicate
 
v. to resign, formally give up an office or duty; to disown, dicard
The police officer abdicated...
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bestow
 
v. give as a gift; provide with lodgings
He gave money as a bestow on her birthday.
S-grant,...
3
capacious 
 
adj. able to hold much, roomy
The truck was capacious in size compared to the little car.
S-spacious,...
4
caustic
 
adj. able to burn or eat away by chemical action;biting, sarcastic
When using caustic chemicals,...
5
crusade
 
n. strong movement to advance a cause or idea; v. to campaign, work
Scientists crusade inventions...
6
deface
 
v. injure/destroy the surface/appearence of; damage value, influence, face down, outshine
Anyone...
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embargo
 
n. an order forbidding the trade in or movement of commercial goods; any restraint/hindrance;...
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fallacy
 
n. false notion or belief; an error in thinking
On the test, she had a fallacy or misconception,...
9
levity
 
n. lack of seriousness. earnestness, especially about things that should be treated w/respect,...
10
mendicant
 
n. beggar; adj. depending on begging for a living
Someone who doesn't have a job may become...
11
nauseate
 
v. to make sick to stomach, to fill with disgust
The cruse made her nauseated.
S-sicken,...
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negate
 
v. to nullify, deny, bring to nothing
Receiving to many tickets may negate to not have a...
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pivotal
 
adj. vitally important, essential
When someone has a baby it is pivotal that the family...
14
resipient
 
n. one who recieves; adj. recieving, able/willing to recieve
At the end of the year, she...
15
ruse
 
n. an action desgined to confuse or mislead, a trick
Just like a decoy, a ruse is meant...
16
teem
 
v. to become filled to overflowing; to be present in large quantities
Schools teem with...
17
tenet
 
n. an opinion, belief, or principale held to be true
His tenet is that his favorite subject...
18
tractable
 
adj. easily managed, easy to deal with; easily wrought, malleable
The puppy was tractable...
19
ungainly
 
adj. clumsy, akward; unwidely
When someone is new to a sport sometimes they are ungainly...
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voracious
 
adj. having a huge appetite, greedy, ravenous; excessively eager
On Thanksgiving, many people...

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