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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
::: contiguous - adjacent to; touching upon
::: tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
::: innuendo - indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo
::: idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
::: cleave - split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to; N. cleavage; ADJ. cloven
::: tactile - pertaining to the organs or sense of touch
::: fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
::: disport - amuse; Ex. disport oneself; CF. divert
::: merit - deserve; ADJ. meritorious: deserving reward or praise