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abdicate

to renounce or relinquish a throne, right, power, claim, responsibility, or the like, especially in a formal manner

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bestow

to present as a gift; give; confer (usually followed by on or upon )

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capacious

capable of holding much; spacious or roomy

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caustic

capable of burning, corroding, or destroying living tissue.

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crusade

any vigorous, aggressive movement for the defense or advancement of an idea, cause, etc.

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deface

to mar the surface or appearance of; disfigure

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embargo

an order of a government prohibiting the movement of merchant ships into or out of its ports.

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Fallacy

a deceptive, misleading, or false notion, belief, etc.

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levity

lightness of mind, character, or behavior; lack of appropriate seriousness or earnestness.

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mendicant

begging; practicing begging; living on alms.

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nauseate

to affect with nausea; sicken.

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Negate

to deny the existence, evidence, or truth of

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pivotal

of vital or critical importance: a pivotal event.

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recipient

a person or thing that receives; receiver: the recipient of a prize.

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ruse

a trick, stratagem, or artifice

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Teem

Obsolete. to produce (offspring).
Meaning 2-to empty or pour out; discharge.

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tractable

easily managed or controlled; docile; yielding

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tenet

any opinion, principle, doctrine, dogma, etc., especially one held as true by members of a profession, group, or movement.

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ungainly

not graceful; awkward; unwieldy; clumsy

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voracious

craving or consuming large quantities of food