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Sadlier-Oxford Unit 15 Level E Vocabulary

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abrasive
(adj.) causing irritation, harsh; grinding or wearing down; (n.) a substance used to smooth or polish
acclimate
(v.) to adapt to a new climate, environment, or situation
chagrin
(n.) irritation or humiliation caused by disappointment or frustration; (v.) to cause such a feeling
complacent
(adj.) self-satisfied; overly content
concur
(v) to express agreement, approve
defamation
(n.) slander or libel
explicate
(v.) to make plain or clear, explain; to interpret
fracas
(n.) a noisy quarrel or brawl
grotesque
(adj.) unnatural, distorted; bizarre
pandemonium
(n.) a wild uproar, din, or commotion
raucous
(adj.) disagreeably harsh-sounding; disorderly
receptive
(adj.) open and responsive to ideas or suggestions
renounce
(v.) to give up or resign something
repress
(v.) to hold back; to put down or check by force
reticent
(adj.) not inclined to speak; reserved; reluctant
savory
(adj.) tasty, appetizing; pungent or salty, not sweet; inoffensive, respectable
somnolent
(adj.) sleepy, drowsy; inducing sleep
vehement
(adj.) intense, forceful, powerful
voluble
(adj.) characterized by a ready flow of words; glib, fluent
zealous
(adj.) eager, earnest, devoted