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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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