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abrasive
ADJ. causing irritation, harsh; grinding or wearing down
N. used to smooth

S. chafing, grating, rasping
A. smooth, polished, satiny, oily
acclimate
V. to adapt to a new environment

S. accustom, learn the ropes
chagrin
N. irritation or humiliation caused by dissapointment
V. to case a feeling

S.(n)vexation, mortification, (v)exult
A.(n)jubilation, exaltation,(v)exult, delight
complacent
ADJ. self-satisfied; overly content

S. smug, pleased with onesself
A. discontented, chagrined
concur
V. to express agreement

S. agree, assent, sanction
A. differ, part company
defamation
N. slander, or libel

S. vilification, calumny, mudslinging
A. salute, tribute, testimonail
explicate
V. to make or clear; to interpret

S. clarify, elucidate, untangle
A. confuse, bewilder, obscure
fracas
N. a noisy quarrel or brawl

S. row, altercation, rhubarb
A. agreement, accord, unanimity
grotesque
ADJ. unnatural, distorted; bizarre

S. fantastic, outlandish, ugly
A. appealing, attractive, comely
pandemonium
N. a wild uproar, din, or commotion

S. chaos, tumult, bedlam
A. order, calm, repose
raucous
ADJ. disagreeably harsh-sounding; disorderly

S. boisterous, clamorous, strident
A. placid, peaceful, serene, pastoral
receptive
ADJ. open and responsive to ideas

S. open-minded, tolerant, amenable
A. narrow-minded, intolerant, hidebound
renounce
V. to give up or resign something

S. repudiate, disown, abdicate, abjure
A. retain, secure, affirm, assent
repress
V. to hold back; to put down

S. subdue, curb, stifle, constrain, bottle up
A. liberate, set loose, excite
reticent
ADJ. not inclined to speak; reluctant

S. taciturn, closemouthed
A. talkative, garrulous, voluble
savory
ADJ. tasty, appetizing, inoffensive

S. delectable, flavorful, aromatic
A. distasteful, unpalatable, maldodorous
Somnolent
ADJ. sleepy, drowsy; inducing sleep

S. groggy, soporific
A. alert, lively, stimulating
vehement
ADJ. intense, forceful, powerful

S. emphatic, fierce, vigorous, impassioned
A. apathetic, lukewarm, subdued, muted
voluble
ADJ. characterized by a ready flow of words; glib

S. loquacious, garrulous, prolix, long winded
A. uncommunicative, reticent, taciturn
zealous
ADj. eager, earnest, devoted

S. ardent, fervent, devout, dogged, gung ho
A. reluctant, unwilling, averse, tepid