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expiate
v- to make amends, atone, make up for; to ward off or avert
expedite
v- to make easy, cause to progress faster
abominate
v- to have an intense dislike or hatred for
ascribe
to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute
adventitious
adj- tesulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or characcter; accidental, not essential (positive); (medicine) acquired, not congenital
enjoin
v- to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit
commiserate
v- to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress
acculturation
n0 the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of another; the resultant blend
circuitous
adj- roundabout, not direct
ferment
n- a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence; (v) to be in or work into such a state; to produce alcoho by chemical action
vitriolic
adj- bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid)
wheedle
v- to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end
peculate
v- to steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use
proclivity
n- a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior)
nominal
adj- existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously
seditious
adj- resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government
tenuous
adj- thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpnes; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported
noncommittal
(adj)- not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no
sangfroid
n- composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances (think: James Bond)
inadvertent
adj- resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental