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abominate
to have an intense dislike or hatres for
acculturation
the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contract with those of another; the resultant blend
adventitious
resulting from chance rather thatn from an inherent cause or charaater; accidental, not essential; (medicine) acquired, not congential
ascribe
to assign or refer to (as a causeor source), attribute
circuitous
roundabout, not direct
commiserate
to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a felling of distress
enjoin
to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit
expedite
to make easy, cause to progress faster
expiate
to amke amends, make up for; to avert
ferment
a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulance; (v) to be in or work into such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical action
inadvertent
resultign from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental
nominal
existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously
noncommittal
not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no
peculate
to steal somethign that has been given into one's trust; to take impropely for one's own use
proclivity
a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior)
sanfroid
composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances
seditious
resisant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government
tenuous
thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported
vitriolic
bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting(like a strong acid)
wheedle
to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end