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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
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
captious - faultfinding; too critical
constituent - supporter; voter; member of a constituency; component
hierarchy - arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority
recluse - hermit; loner; ADJ. reclusive
malevolent - wishing evil; exhibiting ill will; N. malevolence
embryonic - undeveloped; rudimentary; N. embryo: organism in the early stage of development
forte - strong point or special talent in a person's character
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss