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1

to have an intense dislike or hatred for

abominate

2

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

acculturation

3

resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential; acquired, not congenital

adventitious

4

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

ascribe

5

roundabout, not direct

circuitous

6

to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress

commiserate

7

to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit

enjoin

8

to make easy, cause to progress faster

expedite

9

to make amends, make up for; to avert

expiate

10

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

ferment

11

resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental

inadvertent

12

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

nominal

13

not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position

noncommittal

14

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

peculate

15

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

proclivity

16

composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances

sangfroid

17

resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government

seditious

18

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

tenuous

19

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

vitriolic

20

to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end

wheedle