Vocab workshop Unit # 3

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Expiate

(v.) To make amends, atone, make up for; to ward off or avert.

Expidate

(v.) To make easy, cause to progress faster.

Abominate

(v.) To have an intense dislie or hatred for.

Ascribe

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

Adventitious

(adj.) Resulting from chancerather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential; (medicine) aquired, not cogenital.

Enjoin

(v.) To direct or order; to perscribe a course of action in an authorative way; to prohibit.

Commiserate

(v.) To sympithize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress.

Acculturation

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

Circuitous

(adj.) Roundabout, not direct.

Ferment

(n.) a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence.
(v.) To be in or work into such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical action.

Vitriolic

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

Wheedle

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

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 incitation or tendancy (especially of human character or behavior).

Nominal

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

Sedition

(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 importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported.

Noncommital

(adj.) Not decisiveor definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no.

Sangfroid

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

Inadvertant

(adj.) Resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental.

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