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Stadlier Oxford E

WCHS Unit 14 E

abrasive (adj) causing irrataion, 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) irriation 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 (ajd) unnatural, distorted, bizarre
pandemonium (n) a wild uproar, din, or commotion
raucous (adj) disagreeble 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; rungent or salty, not sweet; inoffensive
somnoient (adj) sleepy, drowsy; inducing sleep
voluble (adj) characterized by a ready flow of works; glib, fluent
zealous (adj) eager, earnest, devoted
vehement (adj) intense, forceful, powerful
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