Unit 3- Vocabulary Workshop New Edition Level F

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Abominate

To have an intense hatred for

Acculturation

Adaptation; the modification of social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with others

Adventitious

Resulting from chance rather than inherent cause; accidental

Ascribe

Attribute, refer to as a source, impute, credit

Circuitous

Roudabout, not direct

Commiserate

To sympathize with, feel sorry for, share feeling of distress

Enjoin

To direct or order, to prescribe a course of action, prohibit

Expedite

To make easy, accelerate, cause to progress faster

Expiate

To make amends, make up for, redeem

Ferment

A state of great excitement, agitation or turbulence, commotion

Inadvertent

Accidental, unconsidered, resulting from lack of attention

Nominal

Existing in name only, not real, to small to be taken seriously

Noncommittal

Not definite, can't make a decision

Peculate

To embezzle, steal something that has been given into one's trust

Proclivity

Natural bend or inclination, penchant

Sangfroid

Composure or coolness

Seditious

Resistant to lawful authority, rebellious

Tenuous

Thin, flimsy, not dense, poorly supported

Vitriolic

Bitter, sarcastic, withering

Wheedle

To use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end, cajole

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