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::: grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
::: nonentity - person of no importance; nonexistence
::: metallurgical - pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores; N. metallurgy: science that deals with extracting metals from ores
::: reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
::: plaudit - praise; enthusiastic approval; round(succession or series) of applause; ADJ. plauditory; CF. applaud
::: debauch - corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
::: aberrant - abnormal or deviant
::: parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
::: disproportion - lack of proportion (between the parts); ADJ. disproportionate
::: whinny - neigh like a horse; CF. neigh: make the sound which horses make