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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
resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; acidental, not essential; (medicine) acquired, not congenital
adventitious
to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute
ascribe
roundabout, not direct
circultous
to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress
commiserate
to direct or order; to prescribe a course 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 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 imporperly for one's own use
peculate
a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human charater or behavior)
proclivity
composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances
sangfroid
resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established 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 (like a strong acid)
vitriolic
to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end
wheedle