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abominate
to have an intense dilike or harted for
S: loathe, abhor, despise, detest
A; relish, savor, cherish, esteem
acculturation
the modification of the social patterns, traits or structures of one group of society by contact with those of another; the resultant blend
S: adaptation
adventitious
resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential; (medicine) acquired, not congenital
S: extrinsic, incidental, fortuitous
A: essential, intristic, inherent, congenital
ascribe
to asign or refer to (as a cause or source) attribute
S: impute, credit, attribute
cicuitous
roundabout, not direct
S: indirect, meandering, winding
commiserate
to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress
S: feel sorry for, empathize
A: feel no sympathy for
enjoin
to direct or order; to prescibe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit
S: bid, charge, command, adjure
A:allow, permit
expedite
to make easy, cause to progress faster
S: accelerate, faciltate,speed up
A: hinder, hamper, impede, obstruct
expiate
to make amends, make up for; to avert
S:redeem, make amends for, atone, make reparation
ferment
a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence; to be in or work into such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical action
S:commotion, turmoil, unrest
A: peace and quiet, tranquility, placidity
imadvertent
resulting fromor marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accident
S: accidental, unconsidered
A:deliberate, intentional, premeditated
nominal
existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously
S:titular, tokeb=n, trifling, inconsequential
noncommittal
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
to steal somthing that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use
S: embezzle, defraud, misappropriate
proclivity
a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior)
S: natural bent, penchant, propensity
A: inability or incapacity
sangfroid
composure of coolness, especially intrying circumstances
S: poise, self-assurance, equanimity
A: excitability, hysteria, flappability
seditious
resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government
S: mutinous, rebellious, subversive
A: supportive, loyal, faithful, allegiant
tenuous
thin, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported
S: flimsy, insubstantial, vague, hazy
A: strong, solid, substantial, valid
vitriolic
bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid)
S: Withering, acerbic, mordant
A: bland, saccharine, honeyed, sugary
wheedle
to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end
S: cajole, inveigle, soft-soap, sweet-talk
A: coerce, browbeat, intimidate, string-arm