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Unit 3 Voc Group B

vitriolic(adj.) bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid)
wheedle(v.) to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end
peculate(v.) to steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use
proclivity(n.) a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior)
nominal(adj.) existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously
seditious(adj.) resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government
tenuous(adj.) thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported
noncommittal(adj.) not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no
sangfroid(n.) composure or coolness, especially in trying curcumstances
inadvertent(adj.) resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental

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