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a term for the type of ambi-transitive verb that can do away with an object

Transitivity is a hard concept to handle. Verbs like eat or drink seem like prototypic transitive verbs, but they occur in a lot of structures He ate. He ate too much. He ate for a long time. He ate ...
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a term for the type of ambi-transitive verb that can do away with an object

These can be called agentive ambitransitive verbs.
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What is the semantic term for the things that the single arguments of reflexive and reciprocal verbs stand for?

I cannot answer for reflexives, but for reciprocals the term reciprocants is often used. A problem with this term (and the term reciprocity) is that it is used for both meaning and form. For this ...
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