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