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Acculturation
(n.) the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of another; the resultant blend
Adventitious
(adj.) resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause of character; accidental; not essential
Ascribe
(v.) to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute
Circuitous
(adj.) roundabout, not direct
Commiserate
(v.) to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress
Enjoin
(v.) to direct or order, to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit
Expedite
(v.) to make eas, cause to progress faster
Expiate
(v.) to make amends, to make up for, to avert
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
Inadvertent
(adj.) resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental
Nominal
(adj.) existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously
Noncommital
(adj.) not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no
Peculate
(v.) to steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use
Proclivity
(n.) a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior)
Sangfroid
(n.) composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances
Seditious
(adj.) resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government
Tenuous
(adj.) thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis
Vitriolic
(adj.) bitter, sarcsatic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid)
Wheedle
(v.) to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end
Audacious
bold; brave
Condescending
patronizing; arrogant
Confident
self-assured; secure; sure
Contemptuous
disdainful; condescending
Defiant
disobedient; rebellious
Haughty
snooty; overconfident
Patronizing
condescending
Pompous
self-important; arrogant; pretentious
Proud
arrogant; pleased with oneself
Self-righteous
Pompous, haughty