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to give as a gift to provide with lodgings

bestow

2

able to hold much roomy

capacious

3

able to burn or east away by chemical action biting sarcastic

caustic

4

a strong movement to advance a cause or idea to campaign work vigorously

crusade

5

to injure or destroy the surface or appearance of to damage the value influence or effect of to face down outshine

deface

6

an order forbidding the trade in or movement of commercial goods any restraint or hindrance to forbid to enter or leave port to forbid to enter or leave port to forbid trade with

embargo

7

a false notion or belief an error in thinking

fallacy

8

a lack of seriousness or earnestness especially about things that should be treated with respect buoyancy lightness in weight

levity

9

beggar depending on begging for a living

mendicant

10

to make sick to the stomach to fill with disgust

nauseate

11

to nullify deny bring to nothing

negate

12

vitally important essential

pivotal

13

one who receives receiving able or willing to receive

recipient

14

an action designed to confuse or mislead a trick

ruse

15

to become filled to overflowing to be present in large quantities

teem

16

an opinion belief or principle held to be true

tenet

17

easily managed easy to deal with easily wrought

tractable

18

clumsy awkward unwieldy

ungainly

19

having a huge appetite greedy ravenous excessively eager

voracious

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to resign formally give up an office or a duty to disown discard

abdicate