Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level E Unit 15

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acclimate

to adapt to a new climate, environment, or situation

chagrin

irritation or humiliation caused by disappointment or frustration; to cause such a feeling

complacent

self-satisfied; overly content

concur

to express agreement, approve

defamation

slander or libel

explicate

to make plain or clear, explain; to interpret

fracas

a noisy quarrel or brawl

grotesque

unnatural, distorted; bizarre

pandemonium

a wild uproar, din, or commotion

raucous

disagreeably harsh-sounding; disorderly

receptive

open and responsive to ideas or suggestions

renounce

to give up or resign something

repress

to hold back; to put down or check by force

reticent

not inclined to speak; reserved; reluctant

savory

tasty, appetizing; pungent or salty, not sweet; inoffensive, respectable

somnolent

sleepy, drowsy; inducing sleep

vehement

intense, forceful, powerful

voluble

characterized by a ready flow of words; glib, fluent

zealous

eager, earnest, devoted

abrasive

causing irritation, harsh; grinding or wearing down; a substance used to smooth or polish

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