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Vocab Test Unit 3


expiditeto make easy, cause to progress faster
abominateto have an intense dislike or hatred for
ascribeto assign or refer (as a cause or source)
adventitiousresulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental
enjointo direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way
commiserateto sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for,
acculturationto modification of the social patterns, traits, or stuctures of one group or society by contact with those of another
circuitousroundabout, not direct
fermenta state of great excitment, agitation, or turbulence; to be in or work into such a state,
vitriolicbitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid)
wheedleto use coaxing or flattery to gain some disered end
peculateto steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use
proclivitya natural or habitual inclination or tendency (esp. of human character or behavior)
nominalexisting in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously
seditiousresistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government
tenuousthin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported
noncommuittalnot decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no
inadvertentresulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintention, accidental


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