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to resign, formally give up an office or a duty

abdicate

2

to disown, discard

abdicate

3

to give as a gift

bestow

4

to provide with lodgings

bestow

5

able to hold much, roomy

capacious

6

able to burn or eat away by chemical action

caustic

7

biting, sarcastic

caustic

8

a strong movement to advance a cause or idea

crusade

9

to campaign, work vigorously

crusade

10

to injure or destroy the surface or appearance of

deface

11

to damage the value, influence, or effect of

deface

12

to face down, outshine

deface

13

an order forbidding the trade in or movement of commercial goods

embargo

14

any restraint or hindrance

embargo

15

to forbid to enter or leave port

embargo

16

to forbid trade with

embargo

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a false notion or belief

fallacy

18

an error in thinking

fallacy

19

a lack of seriousness or earnestness, especially about things that should be treated with respect

levity

20

buoyancy, lightness in weight

levity

21

beggar

mendicant

22

depending on begging for a living

mendicant

23

to make sick to the stomach

nauseate

24

to fill with disgust

nauseate

25

to nullify, deny, bring to nothing

negate

26

vitally important, essential

pivotal

27

one who receives

recipient

28

receiving, able or willing to receive

recipient

29

an action designed to confuse or mislead, a trick

ruse

30

to become filled to overflowing

teem

31

to be present in large quantities

teem

32

an opinion, belief, or principle held to be true

tenet

33

easily managed, easy to deal with

tractable

34

easily wrought, malleable

tractable

35

clumsy, awkward

ungainly

36

unwieldy

ungainly

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having a huge appetite, greedy, ravenous

voracious

38

excessively eager

voracious

39

s for abdicate

relinquish, renounce

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s for bestow

confer, lodge, put up

41

s for capacious

spacious, commodious

42

s for caustic

burning, corrosive, sharp

43

s for crusade

campaign, organized movement

44

s for deface

mar, disfigure

45

s for embargo

stoppage, boycott

46

s for fallacy

misconception

47

s for levity

giddiness, flippancy, frivolity, fickleness

48

s for mendicant

panhandler

49

s for nauseate

sicken, disgust

50

s for negate

invalidate, annul

51

s for pivotal

crucial, critical, decisive, seminal

52

s for recipient

receiver, beneficiary

53

s for ruse

stratagem, subterfuge, dodge

54

s for teem

abound, swarm, overflow

55

s for tenet

doctrine, precept

56

s for tractable

submissive, docile, yielding, amenable

57

s for ungainly

graceless

58

s for voracious

gluttonous, insatiable, avid

59

a for abdicate

Retain

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a for bestow

receive, take, take back, take away

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a for capacious

cramped, confined, restricted, narrow

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a for caustic

bland, mild, sugary, saccharine

63

a for deface

repair, restore, renovate, recondition

64

a for fallacy

sound reasoning, logic

65

a for levity

humorlessness, solemnity

66

a for mendicant

millionaire, philanthropist

67

a for nauseate

delight, tickle pink

68

a for negate

aver, corroborate, buttress

69

a for pivotal

unimportant, insignificant

70

a for recipient

donor, benefactor, contributor

71

a for teem

lack, be wanting

72

a for tractable

unruly, obstreperous, refractory

73

a for ungainly

nimble, agile, supple, graceful

74

a for voracious

indifferent, apathetic