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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. disagreeable 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