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Acculturation

The adoption of behaviors from a surrounding society

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Adventitious

Accidental, resulting from chance

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Ascribe

To assign as a quality or attribute

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Circuitous

Taking a roundabout, lengthy course

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Commiserate

To feel or express sorrow or pity for; sympathize with

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Enjoin

To instruct with society; to forbid or prohibit

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Expedite

To hasten the movement or progress of

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Expiate

To make amends for

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Ferment

A state of agitation or turbulent change or development; to make turbulent, to excite or agitate

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Inadvertent

Accidental, unintentional

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Nominal

In name only; insignificantly small, minor

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Noncommittal

Not decisive; unwilling to make a decision

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Petulate

To embezzle funds or engage in embezzlement

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Proclivity

A natural propensity or inclination; tendency

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Sangfroid

Coolness and composure, especially in trying circumstances

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Seditious

Eager to overthrow the current government; intently focused on rebellion

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Tenuous

Having little substance; flimsy

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Vitriolic

Bitterly scathing; cruel and sarcastic

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Wheedle

To persuade by flattery or guile; cajole

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Abominate

To detest or hate intensely