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to have an intense dislike or hatred for (v)

abominate

2

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

acculturation

3

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

adventitious

4

to assign or refer to, attribute (v)

ascribe

5

roundabout, not direct (adj)

circuitous

6

to sympathize w/, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling or distress (v)

commiserate

7

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

enjoin

8

to make easy, cause to progress faster (v)

expedite

9

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

expiate

10

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

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

ferment

11

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

inadvertent

12

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

nominal

13

not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no (adj)

noncommital

14

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

peculate

15

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

proclivity

16

composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances (n)

sangfroid

17

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

seditious

18

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

tenuous

19

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

vitriolic

20

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

wheedle