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abominate
(v.) to have an intense dislike or hatred for
Synonyms:loathe, abhor,despise, detest
Antonyms:relish, savor, cherish, esteem
acculturation
(n.)the modification of the social patterns, trraits, or structures of one group or society by contact of another; the resultant blend
Synonym:adaptation
adventitious
(adj.)resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential; (medicine) acquired, not congenital
Synonyms:extrinsic, incidental, inherent, congenital
ascribe
(v.)to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute
Synonym:impute, credit, attribute
circuitous
(adj.)roundabout, not direct
Synonyms: indirect, meandering, winding
Antonyms: straight, direct, as the crow flies
commiserate
(v.)to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress
Synonyms: feel sorry for, empathize
Antonym: feel no sympathy for
enjoin
(v.) to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit
Synonyms: bid, charge, command, adjure
Antonyms: allow, permit
expedite
(v.)to make easy, cause to progress faster
Synonyms: accelerate, facilitate, speed up
Antonyms: hinder, hamper, impede, obstruct
expiate
(v.)to make amends, make up for; to avert
Synonyms:redeem make amends for, atone, make reparation
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
Synonym: (n.) commotion, turmoil, unrest
Antonyms: (n.) peace and quiet, tranquility, placidity
inadvertent
(adj.) resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental
Synonyms: accidental, unconsidered
Antonyms: deliberate, intentional, premeditated
nominal
(adj.)existing in name only , not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously
Synonyms: titular, token, trifling, inconsequential
Antonyms: real, actual, exoritant, excessive
noncommittal
(adj.) not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no
Synonyms: cagey, uninformative, playing it safe, playing it close to the vest
Antonyms: positive, definite, committed
peculate
(v.)to steal something that has been given into ones trust; to take improperly for ones own use
Synonyms: embezzle, defraud, misappropriate
proclivity
(n.)a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior)
sangfroid
(n.)composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances
Synonyms: poise, self-assurance, equinamity
Antonym: excitability, hysteria, flappability
seditious
(adj.)resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government
Synonyms: mutinous, rebellious, subversive
Antonyms: supportive, loyal, faithful, allegiant
tenuous
(adj.)thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported
Synonyms: flimsy, insubstantial, vague, hazy
Antonyms: strong, solid, substantial, valid
vitriolic
(adj.)bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid)
Synonyms: withering, acerbic, mordant
Anotnyms: bland, saccharine, honeyed, sugary
wheedle
(v.)to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end
Synonyms: cajole, inveigle, soft-soap, sweet-talk
Antonyms: coerce, browbeat, intimidate, strong-arm
sardonic
cutting, sarcastic
wrathful
enraged, punishing
foreboding
ominous, threatening, portentous
gloomy
dark, depressing
grim
bleak, dismal
ominous
menacing, portentous