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Unit 15 Vocabulary

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abrasive
causing irritation, harsh; grinding or wearing down; a substance used to smooth or polish
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 or resign something
repress
to hold back; to put down or check by force
reticent
not inclined to speak; reserved; reluctant
savory
tast, 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