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(adj.) causing irritation, harsh; grinding or wearing down; (n.) a substance used to smooth or polish

(syn) chafing, grating, rasping, erosive

(ant) smooth, polished, satiny; oily, unctuous
abrasive
(v.) to adapt to a new climate, environment, or situation

(syn) to grow accustomed, learn the ropes
acclimate
(n) irritation or humiliation caused by disappointment or frustration; (v)to cause such a feeling

(syn) vexation, mortification; to abash, mortify

(ant) jubilation, exultation, triumph, to exult, delight
chagrin
(adj.) self-satisfied; overly content

(syn) smug, self-satisfied, pleased with oneself

(ant) discontented, chagrined
complacent
(v.) to express agreement, approve

(syn)to agree, assent; to ratify, sanction

(ant) to differ, disagree, part compant
concur
(n.) slander or libel

(syn) vilification, calumny, mudslinging

(ant) a salute, tribute, trestimonial; praise
defamation
(v.) to make plain or clear, explain; to interpret

(syn)to clarify, elucidate, untangle, spell out

(ant) to confuse, bewilder; to obscure, obfuscate
explicate
(n.) a noisy quarrel or brawl

(syn) a row, altercation, rhubarb, brouhaha

(ant) agreement, accord, unanimity, harmony
fracas
(adj.) unnatural, distorted; bizarre

(syn) fantastic, outlandish; ugly, deformed

(ant)appealing, attractive, comely
grotesque
(n.) a wild uproar, din, or commotion

(syn) chaos, tumult, bedlam, a three-ring circus

(ant) order, calm, tranquility, peace, repose
pandemonium
(adj.) disagreeably harsh-sounding; disorderly

(syn) boisterous, clamorous, disorderly, strident

(ant) placid, tranquil, peaceful, serene, pastoral
raucous
(adj.) open and responsive to ideas or suggestions

(syn) open-minded, tolerant; amenable

(ant) narrow-minded, intolerant, hidebound
receptive
(v.) to give up or resign something

(syn) to repudiate, disown; to abdicate, abjure

(ant) to retain, secure; to affirm, assent, aver
renounce
(v.) to hold back; to put down or check by force

(syn) to subdue, curb, stifle, to constrain, bottle up

(ant) to liberate, set loose; to provoke, excite
repress
(adj.) not inclined to speak; reserved; reluctant

(syn) taciturn, closemouthed, tight-lipped

(ant) talkative, garrulous, voluble, long-winded
reticent
(adj) tasty; appetizing; pungent or salty, not sweet; inoffensive, respectable

(syn) delectable, flavorful, aromatic, piquant

(ant) distasteful, unpalatable; malodorous
savory
(adj.) sleepy, drowsy; inducing sleep

(syn) groggy. nodding off; soporific

(ant) alert, lively, wide-awake; stimulating
somnolent
(adj.) intense, forceful, powerful

(syn) emphatic, fierce, vigorous, impassioned

(ant) apathetic, lukewarm; subdued, muted
vehement
(adj.) characterized by a ready flow of words; glib, fluent

(syn) loquacious, garrulous; long-winded, prolix

(ant) uncommunicative, reticent, taciturn; terse
voluble
(adj.) eager, earnest, devoted

(syn) ardent, fervent, devout, dogged, "gung ho"

(ant) reluctant, unwilling, averse, hanging back
zealous