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acculturation
n. the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society b y contact with those of another, the resulant blend
adventitious
adj. resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental
ascribe
v. to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute
circuitous
adj. roundabout, not direct
enjoin
v. to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritive way, to prohibit
expedite
v. to make easy, cause progress faster
expiate
v. to make amends, make up for; avert
ferment
n a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence;

v to work into such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical reaction
nominal
adj. existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously.
noncommittal
adj. not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no.
peculate
v. to steal something that has been given into one's truest; to take improperly for one's own use
proclivity
n. a natural or habitual incination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior)
seditious
adj. resistant to lawful authority, having the purpose of overthrowing an established government.
tenuous
adj. thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight impotance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported
vitriolic
adj. bitter, sarcastic, highly caustic or biting (like strong acid)