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abominate
to have an intense dislike or hatred for
acculturation
the modification of social patterns due to contact w. another group or society
adventitious
accidental, resulting by chance
ascribe
to refer to as a cause
circuitous
roundabout, not direct
commiserate
to sympathize with
enjoin
to order/direct
expedite
to make easy
expiate
to make amends, atone
ferment
great excitement, turbulence
inadvertent
unintentional, accidental
nominal
existing in name only, not real, too small to take seriously
noncommital
not decisive or definite, unwilling to say yes or no
adj
peculate
to steal something that has been given into trust/ take improperly for own use
proclivity
a natural or habitual inclination
sangfroid
composure or coolness, especiall y in trying situations
seditious
resistant to lawful authority, having the purpose of overthrowing the govt.
tenuous
thin, slender, lacking clarity or sharpness
vitriolic
bitter, sarcastic, biting
wheedle
to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end