unit 3 vocab

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expiate

to make amends, atone, make up for, to ward off or avert

expedite

to make easy. cause to progress faster

abominate

to have an intense dislike or hatred

ascribe

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

adventitious

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

enjoin

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

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

circuitious

(adj.) roundabout, not direct

ferment

be in an agitated or excited state

vitriolic

bitter, sarcastic, highly vaustic or biting

wheedle

to use coazing or flattery to gain some desired end

peculate

to steal something that has beeen given into ones trust

proclivity

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

nominal

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

seditious

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

tenuous

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

noncommittal

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

inadvertent

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

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