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resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental; not essential; (medicine) acquired, not congenital
adventitious
to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute
ascribe
roundabout, not direct
circuitous
to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress.
commiserate
to direct or order, to prescribe a cause of action in an authoritative way, to prohibit.
enjoin
to make easy, cause to progress faster.
expedite
to make amends, make up for, to avert.
expiate
a state of great excitement, agitation or turbulence, to be in or work into such a state, to produce alcohol by chemical action.
ferment
resulting from or marked by a lack of attention, unintentional, accidental.
inadvertent
existing in name only, not real, too small to be considered or taken seriously.
nominal
not decisive or definite, unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no.
noncommittal
to steal something that has been given into one's trust, to take improperly for one's own use.
peculate
a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character behavior.
proclisity
composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances.
sangfroid
resistant to lawful authority, having the purpose of overthrowing an estblished government.
seditious
thin, slender, not dense, lacking clarity or sharpness, of slight importance or significance, lacking a sound basis, poorly supported.
tenuous
bitter, sarcastic, highly caustic or biting.
vitriolic
to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end.
wheedle
to have an intense dislike ;or hatred for
abominate
the modification of the social patterns,traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of another; the resultant blend
acculturation