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Word: abrasive

Definition: rubbing away; tending to grind down

More Vocab Words

::: parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
::: spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
::: undermine - weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath
::: padre - chaplain (in the armed forces)
::: relapse - return to a former state (esp. after improvement); N.
::: swathe - swath; wrap around; bandage; Ex. one's head swathed in bandages
::: vibrant - full of vigor or energy; vibrating
::: bluff - pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
::: accoutre - equip; N. accoutrement
::: coiffure - hairstyle