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peculate
V - to steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use
seditious
Adj - resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government
sangfroid
N - composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances
inadvertent
Adj - resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental
vitriolic
Adj - bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid)
noncommittal
Adj - not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no
proclivity
N - a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior)
abominate
V - to have an intense dislike or hatred for
nominal
Adj - existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously
ascribe
V - to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute
tenuous
Adj - thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported
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
circuitous
Adj - roundabout, not direct
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 reaction
expiate
V - to make amends, atone, make up for; to ward off or avert
wheedle
V - to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end
enjoin
V - to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit
commiserate
V - to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress
expedite
V - to make easy, cause to progress faster
adventitious
Adj - resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential; (medicine) acquired, not congenital