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syn- loathe, abhor, despise, detest

ant- relish, savor, esteem

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abominate

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abominate

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(v.) to have an intense dislike or hatred for

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acculturation

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(n.) the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of another; the resultant blend

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syn- adaptation

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acculturation

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adventitious

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(adj.) resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential; (medicine) acquired, not congenital

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syn- extrinsic, incidental, fortuitous

ant- essential, intrinsic, inherent, congenital

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adventitious

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ascribe

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(v.) to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute

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syn- impute, credit

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ascribe

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circuitous

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(adj.) roundabout, not direct

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syn- indirect, meandering, winding

ant- straight, direct, as the crow flies

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circuitous

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commiserate

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(v.) to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress

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syn- feel sorry for, empathize

ant- feel no sympathy for

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commiserate

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enjoin

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(v.) to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit

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syn- bid, charge, adjure

ant- allow, permit

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enjoin

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expedite

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(v.) to make easy, cause to progress faster

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syn- accelerate, facilitate, speed up

ant- hinder, hamper, impede, obstruct

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expedite

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expiate

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(v.) to make amends, make up for; to avert

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syn- redeem, make amends for, make reparation

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expiate

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ferment

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(n. ) a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence

(v. ) to be in or work into such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical action

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syn- (n.) commotion, turmoil, unrest

ant- (n.) peace and quiet, tranquility, placidity

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ferment

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inadvertent

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(adj.) resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental

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syn- accidental

ant- deliberate, intentional

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inadvertent

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nominal

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(adj.) existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously

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syn- titular, inconsequential

ant- actual, exorbitant

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nominal

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noncommittal

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(adj.) not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position

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syn- cagey, uninformative, playing it safe, playing it close to the vest
ant- positive, definite, committed

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noncommittal

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peculate

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(v.) to steal something that has been given into one’s trust; to take improperly for one’s own use

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syn- defraud, misappropriate

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peculate

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proclivity

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(n.) a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior)

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syn- penchant, propensity

ant- inability, incapacity

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proclivity

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sangfroid

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(n.) composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances

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syn- poise, self-assurance, equanimity

ant- excitability, hysteria, flappability

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sangroid

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seditious

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(adj.) resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government

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syn- mutinous, rebellious, subversive

ant- supportive, faithful, allegiant

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seditious

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tenuous

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(adj.) thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported

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syn- flimsy, insubstantial, vague, hazy

ant- strong, solid, substantial, valid

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tenuous

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vitriolic

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(adj.) bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid)

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syn- withering, acerbic, mordant

ant- bland, saccharine, honeyed, surgary

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vitrolic

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wheedle

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(v.) to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end

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syn- inveigle, soft-soap, sweet-talk

ant- coerce, browbeat, intimidate, strong-arm

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wheedle