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Abominate

To have an intense dislike or hatred for.

Syn: loathe. Despise. Detest. Abhor.
Ant: relish savor cherish esteem

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Acculturation

The modification of the social patterns traits are structures of a group or society by contact with those of another the resultant blend.

Syn. Adaptation. Acceptance

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Adventitious

Resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character accidental not essential acquired not congenital

S. Extrinsic. Incidental. Fortuitous.
Ant. Essential intrinsic congenital inherent

4

Ascribe

To assign or refer to. Attribute

Syn. Impute. Credit. Attribute.

5

Circuitous

Round about not direct

Syn. Indirect meandering winding
Ant. Straight direct as the crow flies

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Commiserate

To sympathize with have pity or sorrow for sure a feeling of distress

Syn. Feel sorry for. Empathize.
Ant. Feel no sympathy for

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Enjoin

To director order to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way to prohibit

Syn. Bid. Charge. Command.
Ant. Allow. Permit

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Expedite

To make easy cause or progress faster

Syn. Accelerate facilitate speed up
Ant. Hinder hamper impede obstruct

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Expiate

To make amends make up for to avert.

Syn. Atone make amends for make reparation

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Ferment

A state of great excitement agitation or turbulence to be in or work into such a state. to produce alcohol by chemical action

Syn. Commotion. Turmoil. Unrest.
Ant. Peace and quite. Tranquility. Placidity

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Inadvertent

Resulting from what are marked by lack of attention unintentional accidental

Syn. Accidental unconsidered unintentional
Ant. Deliberate intentional premeditated

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Nominal

Existing in name only not really too small to be considered or taken seriously.

Syn. Titular. Token. Trifling. In consequential.
Ant. Real. Actual. Excessive. Exorbitant.

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Noncommittal

Not decisive or definite unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no

Syn. Cagey. Uniformity of playing it safe playing it close to the vest
Ant. Definite positive committed

14

Peculate

To steal something that has been given into one's trust to take improperly for one's own use

Syn. Embezzle defraud misappropriate

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Proclivity

A natural or habitual inclination or tendency especially of human character or behavior

Syn. Natural bent. Penchant. Prosperity.
Ant. Inability. Incapacity

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Sangfroid

Composure coolness especially in trying circumstances

Syn. Poise self assurance equanimity
Ant. Excitibility hysteria flappability

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Seditious

Resistant to lawful Authority having the purpose of overthrowing an established government

Syn. Mutinous. Rebellious. Subversive
Ant. Supportive loyal faithful allegiant

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Tenuous

The slender not dense lacking clarity or sharpness of slight importance or significance lacking a sound basis poorly supported

Syn. Flimsy in substantial vague hazy
Ant. Strong solid substantial valid

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Vitriolic

Bitter sarcastic highly caustic or biting

Syn. Acerbic. Biting. Mordant. Mean spirited.
Ant. Bland. Saccharine. Honeyed

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Wheedle

To use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end

Syn. Cajole. Inveign. Soft soap. Sweet talk.
Ant. Strong arm. Intimidate. Browbeat. Coerce