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tractable trak te bell

adj. easily managed, easy to deal with; easily wrought, malleable syn submissive, docile, yielding, amenable ant unruly, obstreperous, refractory

nauseate no ze at

v. to make sick to the stomach; to fill with disgust syn sicken, disgust ant delight, tickle pink

mendicant men de kent

n. beggar; (adj.) depending on begging for a living

People who have fallen on hard times may have no choice

syn (n.) panhandler ant (n.) millionaire, philanthropist

fallacy fal e se

n. a false notion or belief; an error in thinking syn misconception ant sound reasoning, logic

voracious vo ra shes

adj. having a huge appetite, greedy, ravenous; excessively eager syn gluttonous, insatiable, avid ant indifferent, apathetic

teem tem

v. to become filled to overflowing; to be present in large quantities syn abound, swarm, overflow ant lack, be wanting

abdicate ab de kat

v. to resign, formally give up an office or a duty; to disown, discard syn relinquish, renounce ant retain

capacious ke pa shes

adj. able to hold much, roomy syn spacious, commodious ant cramped, confined, restricted, narrow

levity lev e te

n. a lack of seriousness or earnestness, especially about things that should be treated with respect; buoyancy, lightness in weight syn giddiness, flippancy, frivolity, fickleness ant humorlessness, solemnity

bestow bi sto

v. to give as a gift; to provide with lodgings syn confer, lodge, put up ant receive, take, take back, take away

pivotal piv et el

adj. vitally important, essential syn crucial, critical, decisive, seminal ant unimportant, insignificant

tenet ten et

n. an opinion, belief, or principle held to be true syn doctrine, precept

negate ni gat

v.to nullify, deny, bring to nothing syn invalidate, annul ant: aver, corroborate, buttress

ruse ruz

n. an action designed to confuse or mislead, a trick syn stratagem, subterfuge, dodge

deface di fas

n. to injure or destroy the surface or appearance of; to damage the value, influence, or effect of; to face down, outshine syn mar, disfigure ant repair, restore, renovate, recondition

caustic ko stik

adj able to burn or eat away by chemical action; biting, sarcastic syn burning, corrosive, sharp ant bland, mild, sugary, saccharine

embargo em bar go

n. an order forbidding the trade in or movement of commercial goods; any restraint or hindrance; (v.) to forbid to enter or leave port; to forbid trade with syn stoppage, boycott

crusade] kru sad

n. a strong movement to advance a cause or idea; (v.) to campaign, work vigorously syn campaign, organized movement

ungainly en gan le

adj. clumsy, awkward; unwieldy syn graceless ant nimble, agile, supple, graceful

recipients ri sip e ent

n. one who receives; (adj.) receiving; able or willing to receive syn (n.) receiver, beneficiary ant (n.) donor, benefactor, contributor