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abominate

to have an intense dislike or hatred for

adventitious

(adj.) resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential; (medicine) acquired, not congenital

expedite

to make easy, cause to progress faster

vitriolic

bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid)

noncommittal

not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no

tenuous

thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported

peculate

to steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use

circuitous

indirect, roundabout

enjoin

to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit

proclivity

a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior)

seditious

resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government

sangfroid

(n.) composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances

commiserate

to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress

wheedle

(v.) to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end

expiate

to make amends, make up for; to avert

acculturation

the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of another; the resultant blend

nominal

(adj.) existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously

ascribe

(v.) to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute

ferment

a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence; to be in or work into such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical action

inadvertent

resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental

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