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abominate
verb-to have an intense dislike or hatred for
like the abominal snowman-evil!
acculturation
noun-the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of another; the result blend
acCULTUREation. culture
adventitious
adj-resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential
an accident that happens but ends up being in your good fortune. ADVENTitious
ascribe
verb-to assign or refer to, attribute
teachers would ascribe (connect)good grades to students studying hard.
circuitous
adj-roundabout, not direct
CIRCuitous-like circle. round about taking the long way to describe.
commiserate
verb-to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, sharea feeling of distress
comMISERate-like misery. to feel bad for when you dont know what it's like-w.out a similar experience
enjoin
verb-to direct or order
legal order. legal, odered to do seomthing enjoined to be @ court
expedite
verb-to make easy, cause progress faster
like *expedia.com<--it speeds things up.exPEDite-to move.
expiate
verb-to make amends, make up for; to avert
seek redemption. expiate your sins
ferment
noun-a state of great excitement
inadvertant
adj-resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental
IN-ADVERT-ent the oppisite of adventitious. this time its an accident in your bad fortune.
nominal
adj-existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously
NOMinal-nom meaning name in french. nominal fee-just a small amount
noncommittal
adj-unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no.
noncomMITTAL sounds like middle. middle but middle isnt in the middle of this work--therefore its unwilling to take a clear position.
peculate
verb-to steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use
embezzlement
proclivity
noun-a natual inclination or tendency
someone HAS proclivity
sangfroid
noun-composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances
FROID=cold in french. cold blooded.
seditious
adj-having the purposed of overthrowing an established government
an act of sedition
tenuous
adj-lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight imp or significance
not describing a thin girl. instead=a flimsy insubstantial arguement
vitriolic
adj-bitter, sarcastic
usually about someone's attitude or response
wheedle
verb-to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end
wheedle something out of your parents when you want something-like staying out past curfew.