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SO Level E Unit 15

10th grade Unit 15 Vocabulary

abrasive (adj) causing irritation, harsh; grinding or wearing down; (n) a substance used to smooth or polish syn:chafing, grating, rasping,erosive ant:smooth, polished,satiny, oily, unctuous
acclimate (v) to adapt to a new climate, environment, or situation syn:accustom, learn the ropes
chagrin (n) irritation or humiliation caused by disappointment or frustration; (v) to cause such a feeling syn:n-vexation, mortification. v- abash, mortify Ant: n- jubilation, exultation, triumph. v - exult , delight
complacent (adj) self-satisfied; overly content syn:smug, pleased with oneself adj:discontented, chagrined
concur (v) to express agreement, approve syn: agree, assent,ratify, sanction
defamation (n) slander or libel syn:vilification,calumny, mudslinging ant:salute, tribute, testimonial, praise
explicate (v) to make plain or clear; explain; to interpret syn:clarify, elucidate, untangle, spell out ant: confuse, bewilder, obscure, obfuscate
fracas (n) a noisy quarrel or brawl syn:row, altercation,rhubarb,brouhaha ant: agreement, accord, unanimity, harmony
grotesque (adj) unnatural, distorted, bizarre syn:fantastic, outlandish, ugly, deformed ant: appealing, attractive, comely
pandemonium (n) a wild uproar, din, or commotion syn:chaos, tumult, bedlam, three ring circus Ant: order, calm , tranquility, peace , repose
raucous (adj) disagreeably harsh-sounding, disorderly syn: boisterous, clamorous ,strident ant: placid, tranquil,peaceful, serene, pastoral
receptive (adj) open and responsive to ideas or suggestive syn:open minded, tolerant, amenable ant: narrow minded, intolerant , hidebound
renounce (v) to give up or resign something syn: repudiate, disown, abdicate, abjure ant: retain, secure, affirm,assent, aver
repress (v) to hold back; to put down or check by force syn: subdue, curb, stifle, constrain, bottle up ant: liberate, set loose , provoke , excite
reticent (adj) not inclined to speak; reserved, reluctant syn: taciturn, closemouthed, tight lipped ant: talkative, garrulous, voluble, long winded
savory (adj) tasty, appetizing; pungent or salty, not sweet; in offensive, respectable syn: delectable, flavorful, aromatic, piquant ant: distasteful, unpalatable, malodorous, bland
somnolent (adj) cleepy, drowsy; inducing sleep syn: groggy, soporific ant: alert, lively, wide awake, stimulating
vehement (adj) intense, forceful, powerful syn: emphatic, fierce, vigorous, impassioned ant: apathetic, lukewarm, subdue, muted
voluble (adj) characterized by a ready flow of words, glib, fluent syn: loquacious, garrulous, long winded , prolix ant: uncommunicative, reticent, taciturn, terse
zealous (adj) eager, earnets, devoted syn: ardent, fervent, devout, dogged, gung ho ant: reluctant, unwilling, averse, tepid
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