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Vocab. - Level E

Unit 15

Vocab. - Level EUnit 15
abrasive (adj.) causing irritation, harsh; grinding or wearing down; (n.) a substance used to smooth or polish
acclimate (v.) to adapt to a new climate, environment, or situation
chagrin (n.) irritation or humiliation caused by disappointment or frustration; (v.) to cause such a feeling
complacent (adj.) self-satisfied; overly content
concur (v.) to express agreement, approve
defamation (n.) slander or libel
explicate (v.) to make plain or clear, explain; to interpret
fracas (n.) a noisy quarrel or brawl
grotesque (adj.) unnatural, distorted; bizarre
pandemonium (n.) a wild uproar, din, or commotion
raucous (adj.) disagreeably harsh-sounding; disorderly
receptive (adj.) open and responsive to ideas or suggestions
renounce (v.) to give up or resign something
repress (v.) to hold back; to put down or check by force
reticent (adj.) not inclined to speak; reserved; reluctant
savory (adj.) tasty, appetizing; pungent or salty, not sweet; inoffensive, respectable
somnolent (adj.) sleepy, drowsy; inducing sleep
vehement (adj.) intense, forceful, powerful
voluble (adj.) characterized by a ready flow of words; glib, fluent
zealous (adj.) eager, earnest, devoted
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