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Vocabulary Level F Unit 3

Vocabulary Workshop Level F
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acculturation
the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of another
adventitious
resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character
ascribe
to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute
circuitous
roundabout, not direct
commiserate
to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress
enjoin
to direct or order; to prescribe a course or action in an authoritative way
expedite
to make easy, cause to progress faster
expiate
to make amends, make up for; to avert
ferment
a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence; to produce alcohol by chimical action
inadvertent
resulting from or marked by a lack of attention; unintentional, accidental
nominal
existing in name only, not real; to small to be considered or taken seriously
noncommittal
not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no
peculate
to steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use
proclivity
a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior)
sangfroid
composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances
seditious
resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government
tenuous
thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or shaprness or slight importance or significance; lacking sound basis poorly supported
vitriolic
bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting ( like a strong acid)
wheedle
to use coaxing or falttery to gain some desired end
abominate
to have an intense dislike or hatred for