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Flashcards in Vocab 2 U3 Deck (20):
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v) to have intense dislike or hatred for

abominate

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

acculturation

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

adventitious

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

ascribe

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adj) roundabout, not direct

circuitous

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

commiserate

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

enjoin

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v) to make easy, cause to progress faster

expedite

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

expiate

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

ferment

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

inadvertent

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

nominal

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adj) not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position

noncommittal

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v) to steal something that has been given into ones trust; to take improperly for ones own use

peculate

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

proclivity

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n) composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances

sangfroid

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

seditious

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

tenuous

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

vitriolic

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

wheedle