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vocab 15

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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