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expiate
to make amends, alone, make up for
expedite
to make easy, cause to progress faster
abominate
to have an intense dislike or hatred for
ascribe
to assign or refer to, attribute
adventitious
resulting from chance rather than something congenital
enjoin
to direct or order, to prescribe a course of action, to prohibit
commiserate
to sympathize with, share a feeling of sorrow with
acculturation
the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group of society by contact with another
circuitous
roundabout, indirect
ferment
n. a state of great exitement, agitaion, or turbulence
v. to be in or work into such a state, to produce alcohol by chemical action
vitriolic
bitter sarcastic, highly caustic or biting
wheedle
to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end
peculate
to steal something that has been given into ones trust, to take improperly for ones own use
proclivity
a natural or habitual inclination or tendency
nominal
existing in name only, not real, too small to be considered or taken seriously
seditious
resistant to lawful authority, having the purpose of overthrowing a lawful authority
tenuous
thin slender no dense, lacking clarity or sharpness, lacking a sound basis
noncommittal
not decisive or definite, unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no
sangfroid
composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances
inadvertent
resulting from or marked my lack of attention, unintentional, or accidental

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