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50 terms

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abominate
(v.) To have an intense dislike or hatred for
acculturation
(n.) the resultant blend
adventitious
(adj.) accidental, not essential
ascribe
(v.) To assign or refer to
circuitous
(adj.) not direct
commiserate
(v.) To sympathize with
enjoin
(v.) to direct or order
expedite
(v.) to make easy
expiate
(v.) to avert
ferment
(n.) a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence; (v.) to be in or work into such a state
inadvertent
(adj.) accidental
nominal
(adj.) not real
noncommittal
(adj.) Not decisive or definite
peculate
(v.) to take improperly for one's own use
proclivity
(n.) A natural or habitual inclination or tendency
sangfroid
(n.) Composure or coolness
seditious
(adj.) Resistant to lawful authority
tenuous
(adj.) Thin, slender
vitriolic
(adj.) bitter, sarcastic
wheedle
(v) to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end
anomalous
(adj.) abnormal
aspersion
(n.) a damaging or derogatory statement
bizarre
(adj.) unusual
brusque
(adj.) abrupt
cajole
(v.) to coax
castigate
(v.) to punish severely
contrive
(v.) invent
demagogue
(n.) a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power
disabuse
(v.) to free from deception or error
ennui
(n.) boredom
fetter
(n.) a chain or shackle placed on the feet (v.) to chain or shackle
heinous
(adj.) hateful
immutable
(adj.) constant
insurgent
(n.) one who rebels against authority; (adj.) rising in revolt
megalomania
(n.) a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent
sinecure
(n.) an easy job
surreptitious
(adj.) stealthy, secret
transgress
(v.) to sin
transmute
(v.) to change from one form to another
vicarious
(adj.) performed, suffered
abate
(v.) to nullify
adulation
(n.) praise or flattery that is excessive
anathema
(n.) An object of intense dislike
astute
(adj.) shrewd, crafty
avarice
(n.) a greedy desire
culpable
(adj.) deserving blame
dilatory
(adj.) not prompt
egregious
(adj.) conspicuous
equivocate
(v.) to be deliberately vague
evanescent
(adj.) light and airy