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expiate
to make amends, to make up for
expedite
to make easy, to cause progress
abominate
to have an intense dislike or hatred for
ascribe
to assign or refer to
adventitious
resulting from chance rather than an inherent cause or character
enjoin
to direct or order
commiserate
to sympathize with, to have pity or sorrow for
acculturation
the modification of the sociol patterns, traits or structures of one group by another
circuitous
roundabout, not direct
ferment
a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence
vitriolic
bitter, sarcastic
wheedle
to use flattery to gain some desire or end
peculate
to steal something that has been given into one's trust
proclivity
an inclination or tendancy
nominal
existing in name only, not real; too small to be taken seriously
seditious
resistent to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government
tenuous
thin, slender, not dense, lacking clarity or sharpness, not much importance or significance, poorly supported
noncommittal
not decisive or definite
sangfroid
composure or coolness
inadvertent
resulting from lack of attention, unintentional, accidental