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ascribe
to assign or refer to as a cause or a source, attiribute
syn-impute credit
Abominate
To have an intense hatred.
Syn- Loath, abhor, despise, detest
Ant-relish,savor,cherish,esteem
Acculturation
the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contactw ith those of another; the resultant blend.
Syn-Adaption
Adventitous
resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental not essential; (medicine) acquired, not congenital.
Syn-extrinsic incidental fortuitous
ant-essential intrinsic inherent congenital
circuitous
roundabout, not direct
syn-indirect meandering winding
ant- straight direct as the crow flies
commiserate
to sympathize with have pity or sorrow for, share feelings of distress
syn-feel sorry for, empathize
ant-feel no sympathy for
enjoin
to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritive way; to prohibit
syn- bid change command adjure
any- allow permit
expedite
to make easy, to cause to progress faster
syn-accelerate, facilitate, speed up
ant- hinder, hamper, impede, obstruct
expiate
to make amends, make up for; to avert
syn-redeem, make amends,atone, make reparation
Ferment
a stage of great excitement, agitation or turbulence; to be in or work into such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical action
syn-commotion, turmoil, unrest
ant-peace and quiet, tranquility, placidity
Inadvertant
resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental
syn-accidental, unconsidered
ant-deliberate, intentional, premeditate
nominal
existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously.
syn- titular, token, trifiling, inconsequential
ant-real, actual, exorbant, excessive
Peculate
to steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for ones own use.
sym- embezzle, defraud, misappropriate
Proclivity
a natural or habitual inclination or tendency
syn-natural bent, penchant,propensity
ant-inability,incapacity
sangford
composure or coolness,especially in trying circumstances
syn-pose, self-assurance, equanimity
ant-excitability,hysterical,flappability
seditious
resistant to lawful authority; having the purposeor overthrowing an established goverment
syn-mutinous,rebellious,subversive
ant-supportive,loyal,faithful,allegiant
Tenuous
Thin,slender,not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance, lacking sound basis, poorly supported
syn-flimsy, insubstantial,vague,hazy
ant-strong,solid,substantial,valid
Vitrolic
bitter,sarcastic; highly caustic or biting
syn-withering, acerbic, mordant.
ant-bland, saccharine, honeyed, sugary)
Wheedle
to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end
syn: Cajole, inveighble, soft-soap
ant- coerce, browbeat,intimidate,
strong-arm
noncommittal
not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no.
syn- cagey, uninformative,playing it safe, playing it to close to the vest
ant- positive,definite,committed