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abominate
(v) to have intense dislike or hatred for
S. loathe, abhor,despise,detest
A. relish, savor,cherish,esteem
acculturation
(n)The modification of the social patterns, traits, or structure of ones group or society by contact with those of another; the resultant blend.
S.Adaptation
adventitious
(adj) 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
circuitous
(adj) roundabout, not direct
S. indirect, meandering, windin
A.straight, direct, as the crow flies
ascribe
(v)to assign or refer to (as a cause or source) attribute.
S. impute, credit, attribute.
commiserate
(v) to sympathize with, to have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress
S. Fell sorry for, empathize
A. feel no sympathy for
enjoin
(v.) to direct or order; prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit
S.bid, charge, command, adjure
A. allow, permit
expedite
(v) to make easy, cause to progress faster
S. accelerate, facilitate, speed up
A. hinder, hamper, impede, obstruct
expiate
(v) to make amends, to make up for avert.
S. redeem, make amends for, atone, make reparation
ferment
(n) a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence(v) to be in or work into a state; to produce alcohol by chemical fermentation
S. commotion, turmoil, unrest
A. peace and quite, tranquility, placidity
inadvertent
(adj) resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental
S accidental, unconsidered
A deliberate, intentional, premeditated
nominal
(adj) 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
(adj) 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
peculate
(v) to steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use
S embezzle, defraud, misappropriate
proclivity
(n) a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior)
S natural bent, penchant, propensity
A inability or incapacity
sangfroid
(n) composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances
S poise, self-assurance, equanimity, aplomb
A excitability, hysteria, flappability
seditious
(adj) resistant to lawful authority; having th purpose of overthrowing an established government
S mutinous, rebellious, subversive
A supportive, loyal, faithful, allegiant
tenuous
(adj) thin, slender, not dense: lacking clarity or sharpness; or slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported
S flimsy, insubstantial, vague, hazy
A strong, solid, substantial, valid
vitriolic
(adj) bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid)
S withering, acerbic, mordant
A bland, saccharine, honeyed, sugary
wheedle
(v) to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end
S cajole, inveigle, soft-soap, sweet-talk
A coerce, browbeat, intimidate, strong-arm