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Vocabulary Workshop Level E Unit 15

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abrasive
(adj.) causing irritation, harsh, (n) a substance used to smooth or polish
acclimate
to adapt to a new climate, environment, or situation
chagrin
irritation or humiliation caused by dissapointment or frustration
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, ardent, fervent, devout