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Abominate
V. to have an intense dislike or hatred for
Acculturation
N. the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of nother, the resultant blend
Adventitious
Adj. resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character, accidental, not essential
Ascribe
V. to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute
Circuitous
Adj. roundabout, not direct
Commiserate
V. to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for
Enjoin
V. to direct or order, to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way, to prohibit
Expedite
V. to make easy, cause to progress faster
Expiate
V. to make amends, make up for, to avert
Ferment
N. a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence
V. to be in or work into such a state
Inadvertent
Adj. resulting from or marked by lack of attention, unintentional, accidental
Nominal
Adj. existing in name only, not real, too small to be considered or taken seriously
Noncommittal
Adj. not decisive ot definite, unwilling to take a clear postion or to say yes or no
Peculate
V. to steal something that has been given into one's trust
Proclivity
N. a natural or habitual inclination or tendency
Sangfroid
N. composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances
Seditious
Adj. resistant to lawful authority, having the purpose of overthrowing an established government
Tenuous
Adj. thin, slender, not dense, lacking clarity or sharpness
Vitriolic
Adj. bitter, sarcastic, highly caustic or biting
Wheedle
V. to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end