20 terms

English III SAT Vocabulary Unit 3

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Abominate
(v) To hate violently.
Acculturation
(n) the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture
Adventitious
(adj) accidnetal; connected to but nonetheless unrelated; irrelevant
Ascribe
(v) to attribute to a specific source
Circuitous
(adj) roundabout; not following a direct path
Commiserate
(v) to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress
Enjoin
(v) give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
Expedite
(v) to make faster or easier, to carry out promptly
Expiate
(v) to make amends, make up for; to avert
Ferment
(v) to create trouble ; An energy releasing process that does not require oxygen
Inadvertent
(adj) unintentional; characterized by a lack of attention, careless
Nominal
(adj) Trivial, so small as to be unimportant; in name only, so-called
Noncommittal
(adj) neutral; unpledged; undecided
Peculate
(v) to take something that was in your trust
Proclivity
(n) a natural inclination or predisposition
Sangfroid
(n) calmness or poise in difficult situations
Seditious
(adj) in opposition to a civil authority or government; arousing to action or rebellion
Tenuous
(adj) flimsy; extremely weak
Vitriolic
(adj) harsh or corrosive in tone
Wheedle
(v) cajole; coax; deceive by flattery