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abominate
verb
to havean instense dislike or hatred for
s: loathe, abhor, despise, detest
a: relish, savor, cherish, esteem
acculturation
noun
the modification of the social patterns, traits or structures of one group or societ by contact with those of another; the resultant blend
s: adaption
adventitous
adjective
resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential; (medicine) acquired, not congenital
s: extrinsic, incidental, fortuitous
a: essential, intrinsic, inherent, congenital
ascribe
verb
to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute
s: impute, credit, attribute
circuitous
adjective
roundabout, not direct
s: indirect, meandering, winding
a: straight, direct, as the crow flies
commiserate
verb
to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress
s: feel sorry for, empathize
a: feel no sympathy for
enjoin
verb
to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit
s: bid, charge, command, adjure
a: allow, permit
expedite
verb
to make easy, cause to progress faster
s: accelerate, facilitate, speed up
a: hinder, hamper, impede, obstruct
ferment
noun
a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence
verb
to be in or work into such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical action
s: (n) commotion, turmoil, unrest
a: (n) peace and quiet, tranquility, placidity
inadvertent
adjective
resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental
s: accidental, unconsidered
a: deliberate, intentional, premeditated
nominal
adjective
existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously
s: titular, token, trifling, inconsequential
a: real, actual, exorbitant, excessive
noncommittal
adjective
not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no
s: cagey, uninformative, playing it safe, playing it close to the vest
a: positive, definite, committed
expiate
verb
to make amends, make up for; to avert
s: redeem, make amends for, atone, make reparation
peculate
verb
to steal something the has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use
s: embezzle, defraud, misappropriate
proclivity
noun
a nautral or habitual inclination or tendency (espeically of a human character or behavior)
s: natural bent, penchant, propensity
a: inability or incapacity
sangford
noun
composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances
s: poise, self-assurance, equanimity
a: excitability, hysteria, flappability
seditious
adjective
resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government
s: mutinous, rebellious, subversive
a: supportive, loyal, faithful, allegiant
tenuous
adjective
thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis; poorly supported
s: flimsy, insubstantial, vague, hazy
a: strong, solid, substantial, valid
vitriolic
adjecitve
bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid)
s: withering, acerbic, mordant
a: bland, saccharine, honeyed, sugary
wheedle
verb
to use coaxing of flattery to gain some desired end
s: cajole, inveigle, soft-soap, sweet-talk
a: coerce, browbeat, intimidate, strong-arm