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Abominate

To have an intense dislike or hatred for someone

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Acculturation

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

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Adventitious

Resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential

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Ascribe

To assign or refer to, attribute

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Circuitous

Roundabout, not direct

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Commiserate

To sympathize, have pity

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Enjoin

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

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Expedite

To make easy, cause to progress faster

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Expiate

I make amends for, to make up for, to avert

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Ferment

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

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Inadvertent

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

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Nominal

Existing in name only not real; to small to be considered or taken seriously

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Noncommittal

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

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Peculate

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

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Proclivity

A natural or habitual inclination or tendency (esp. If human character or behavior)

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Sangfroid

Composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances

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Seditious

Resistant to lawful authority, having the purpose of overthrowing an established government

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Tenuous

Thin, slender, both dense, lacking clarity or sharpness of slight importance or significance, lacking a sound basis poorly supported

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Vitriolic

Butter, sarcastic, highly caustic, or biting (like a string acid)

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Wheedle

To use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end