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abominate
to have an intense dislike or hatred for

loathe, abhor, despise, detest

relish, savor, cherish, esteem
acculturation
the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of another; the resultant blend

adaption
adventitious
resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental; not essential

extrinsic, incidental, fortuitous

essential, intrinsic, inherent, congenital
ascribe
to assign or refer to (as a cause or a source), attribute

impute, credit, attribute
circuitous
roundabout, not direct

indirect, meandering, winding

straight, direct, as the crow flies
commiserate
to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress

for sorry for, empathize

feel no sympathy for
enjoin
to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit

bid, charge, command, adjure

allow, permit
expediate
to make easy, cause to progress faster

accelerate, facilitate, speed up

hinder, hamper, impede, obstruct
expiate
to make amends, make up for, to avert

redeem, nake amends for, atone, make reparation
ferment
a great state of excitement, agitation, or turbulence; to be in or work into such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical action

commotion, turmoil, unrest

peace and quiet, tranquility, placidity
inadvertent
resulting from or marked by lack of attention

accidental, unconsidered

deliberate, intentional, premeditated
nominal
existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously

titular, token, trifling, inconsequential

real ,actual, exorbitant, excessive
noncommittal
not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no

uninformative, cagey, playing it safe, playing it close to the vest

positive, definite, committed
peculate
To embezzle (funds) or engage in embezzlement.
wheedle
To persuade or attempt to persuade by flattery or guile; cajole.
vitriolic
harsh or corrosive in tone
tenuous
having little substance or significance, poorly supported, vague
sangfroid
Coolness and composure, especially in trying circumstances.
proclivity
A natural propensity or inclination; predisposition
seditious
arousing to action or rebellion;in opposition to a civil authority or government