Word of the Week: Abrasive

CliffsNotes December 5, 2014


Word of the Week: Abrasive

 Professor Snape Abrasive

Word: abrasive (adj)

Meaning: rough

Synonyms: course, rude, harsh, rasping


1. Professor Snape’s abrasive tone clued Harry in that he was in trouble.

2. The opposing team gave us abrasive handshakes after they lost the game.

3. South Park is widely beloved for its abrasive comedy.

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