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Flashcards in Vocab 3 Deck (20):
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Tenuous

having little substance; flimsy

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Wheedle

to persuade by flattery or guile; cajole

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Inadvertent

accidental; unintentional

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Commiserate

to feel or express sorrow or pity for; sympathize with

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Sangfroid

coolness and composure, especially in trying circumstances

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Adventitious

accidental; resulting from chance

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Seditious

eager to overthrow the current government; intently focused on rebellion

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Abominate

to detest or hate intensely

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Ferment

to make turbulent; to excite or agitate

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Enjoin

to instruct with authority; to forbid or prohibit

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Expiate

to make amends for

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Nominal

in name only; insignificantly small; minor

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Circuitous

taking a roundabout, lengthy course

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Vitriolic

bitterly scathing; cruel and sarcastic

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Proclivity

a natural propensity or inclination

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Peculate

to embezzle funds or engage in embezzlement

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Acculturation

the adoption of behaviors from a surrounding society

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Ascribe

to assign as a quality or attribute

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Expedite

to hasten the movement or progress of

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Noncommittal

not decisive; unwilling to make a decision