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Flashcards in Vocab U15 Deck (20):
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v) to adapt to a new climate, environment, or situation

acclimate

2

n) irritation or humiliation caused by disappointment or frustration
v) to cause such a feeling

chagrin

3

adj) self satisfied; overly content

complacent

4

v) to express agreement, approve

concur

5

n) slander or libel

defamation

6

v) to make plain or clear, explain; to interpret

explicate

7

n) a noisy quarrel or brawl

fracas

8

adj) unnatural, distorted; bizarre

grotesque

9

n) a wild uproar, din or commotion

pandemonium

10

adj) disagreeably harsh sounding; disorderly

raucous

11

adj) open and responsive to ideas or suggestions

receptive

12

v) to give up or resign something

renounce

13

v) to hold back; to put down or check by force

repress

14

adj) not inclined to speak; reserved; reluctant

reticent

15

adj) tasty, appetizing; pungent or salty, not sweet; inoffensive, respectable

savory

16

adj) sleepy drowsy; inducing sleep

somnolent

17

adj) intense, forceful, powerful

vehement

18

adj) characterized by a ready flow of words; glib, fluent

voluble

19

adj) eager, earnest, devoted

zealous

20

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

abrasive