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commiserate
V. to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress
ascribe
v. to assign or refer to, atrribute
proclivity
n. a natural or habitual inclination or tendency
circuitous
adj. roundabout, not direct
adventitious
adj. resulting from chance adj. rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental not essential; acquired not congenial
sangfroid
n. composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances
expiate
v. to make amends, make up for; to avert
inadvertent
adj. resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental
expedite
v. to make easy, cause to progress faster
nominal
adj. existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously
abominate
n. the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of another; the resultant blend
abominate
v. to have an intense dislike or hatred for
noncommittal
adj. not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no
tenuous
adj. thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity of sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported
vitriolic
adj. bitter, sarcstic; highly caustic or biting
wheedle
v. to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end
ferment
n. a state of great excitement agitation or turbulence
v. to be in or work into such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical action
enjoin
to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit
seditious
adj. resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government
peculate
v. to steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for own's use