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Vocabulary
  
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abdicate
v. to resign, formally give up an office or duty; to disown, dicardThe police officer abdicated...
bestow
v. give as a gift; provide with lodgingsHe gave money as a bestow on her birthday.S-grant,...
capacious 
adj. able to hold much, roomyThe truck was capacious in size compared to the little car.S-spacious,...
caustic
adj. able to burn or eat away by chemical action;biting, sarcasticWhen using caustic chemicals,...
crusade
n. strong movement to advance a cause or idea; v. to campaign, workScientists crusade inventions...
deface
v. injure/destroy the surface/appearence of; damage value, influence, face down, outshineAnyone...
embargo
n. an order forbidding the trade in or movement of commercial goods; any restraint/hindrance;...
fallacy
n. false notion or belief; an error in thinkingOn the test, she had a fallacy or misconception,...
levity
n. lack of seriousness. earnestness, especially about things that should be treated w/respect,...
mendicant
n. beggar; adj. depending on begging for a livingSomeone who doesn't have a job may become...
nauseate
v. to make sick to stomach, to fill with disgustThe cruse made her nauseated.S-sicken, disgust....
negate
v. to nullify, deny, bring to nothingReceiving to many tickets may negate to not have a license.S-cancel,...
pivotal
adj. vitally important, essentialWhen someone has a baby it is pivotal that the family knows....
resipient
n. one who recieves; adj. recieving, able/willing to recieveAt the end of the year, she was...
ruse
n. an action desgined to confuse or mislead, a trickJust like a decoy, a ruse is meant to mislead.S-stratagem,...
teem
v. to become filled to overflowing; to be present in large quantitiesSchools teem with children...
tenet
n. an opinion, belief, or principale held to be trueHis tenet is that his favorite subject...
tractable
adj. easily managed, easy to deal with; easily wrought, malleableThe puppy was tractable to...
ungainly
adj. clumsy, akward; unwidelyWhen someone is new to a sport sometimes they are ungainly or...
voracious
adj. having a huge appetite, greedy, ravenous; excessively eagerOn Thanksgiving, many people...


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