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abrasive

syn: chafing, grating, rasping, erosiive

abrasive

ant: smooth, polished, stainy, oily, unctuous

acclimate

syn: accoustom, learn the ropes

chagrin

syn: vexation, mortification, abash, mortify

chagrin

ant: jubilation, exultation, triumph, exult, delight

complacent

syn: smug, pleased with oneself

complacent

ant: discontented, chagrined

concur

syn: agree, assent, ratify, sanction

concur

ant: disagree, differ, part company

defamation

syn: vilification, calumny, mudslinging

defamation

ant: salute, tribute, testimonial, praise

explicate

syn: clarify, elucidate, untangle, spell out

explicate

ant: confuse, bewilder, obscure, obfuscate

fracas

syn: row, altercation, rhubarb, brouhaha

fracas

ant: agreement, accord, unanimity, harmony

grotesque

syn: fantastic, outlandish, ugly, deformed

grotesque

ant: appealing, attractive, comely

pandemonium

syn: chaos, tumult, bedlam, three-ring circus

pandemonium

ant: order, calm, tranquility, peace, repose

raucous

syn: boisterous, clamorous, strident

raucous

ant: placid, tranquil, peaceful, serene, pastoral

receptive

syn: open-minded, tolerant, amenable

receptive

ant: narrow-minded, intolerant, hidebound

renounce

syn: repudiate, disown, abdicate, abjure

renounce

ant: retain, secure, affirm, assent, aver

repress

syn: subdue, curb, stifle, constrain, bottle up

repress

ant: liberate, set loose, provoke, excite

reticent

syn: taciturn, closemouthed, tight-lipped

reticent

ant: talkative, garrulous, voluble, long-winded

savory

syn: delectable, flavorful, aromatic, piquant

savory

ant: distasteful, unpalatable, malodorous, bland

somnolent

syn: groggy, soporific

somnolent

ant: alert, lively, wide-awake, stimulating

vehement

syn: emphatic, fierce, vigorous, impassioned

vehement

ant: apathetic, lukewarm, subdued, muted

voluble

syn: loquacious, garrulous, long-winded, prolix

voluble

ant: uncommunicative, reticent, taciturn, terse

zealous

syn: ardent, fervent, devout, dogged, gung ho

zealous

ant: reluctant, unwilling, averse, tepid

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