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Expiate

to atone for

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Expedite

To make happen sooner
Accomplish more quickly

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Abomination

To loath , detest

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ascribe

Attribute something to

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adventitious

happening or carried on according to chance

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enjoin

Instruct or urge to do something

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commiserate

Express or feel sympathy for

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acculturation

process where members of one cultural group adopts beliefs or/and behaviors or another group

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circuitous

longer than the most direct way (of a journey)

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ferment

Incite or stir up
undergo fermentation

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vitriolic

filled with bitter criticism or malice

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wheedle

employ flattery to persuade someone to do something/give something

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peculiar

Embezzle or steal

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proclivity

Tendency to choose or do something regularly

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nominal

existing in name only

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seditious

inciting/causing people to rebel against authority of a state or monarch

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tenuous

Very weak or slight

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noncommittal

not showing commitment to an action or thought

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sangfroid

composure, coolness

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inadvertent

Not resulting from or achieved through deliberate planning