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