vocab unit 3 definitions

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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 another; the resultant blend.

Adventitious

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

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, share a feeling of distress.

Enjoin

v. To direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in am 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 work into such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical action.

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 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 trust; to take improperly for one's own use.

Proclivity

n. A natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior).

Sangfroid

n. Composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances.

Seditious

adj. resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing the government

Tenuous

adj. Thin, slender, not dense,; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a good sound basis, poorly supported.

Vitriolic

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

Wheedle

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

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