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unit 3 vocab, sofie

Sadlier- Oxford

TermDefinitionSynonnymAntonym
adventitous resulting from chance rather than from an inherent,cause or character; accidental, not essential, acquired, not congenital incidental, fortuitous essential, intrinsic, inherent, congenital
ascribe to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute impute, credit
circuitous roundabout, not direct indirect, meandering, winding straight, direct, as the crow flies
commiserate to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress feel sorry for, empathize feel no sympathy for
enjoin to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit bid, charge, adjure allow, permit
expedite to make easy, cause to progress faster accelerate, facilitate, speed up hinder, hamper, impede, obstruct
ferment a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence V:to be in or work into such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical reaction commotion, turmoil, unrest peace and quiet, tranquility, placidity
expiate to make amends, make up or; to avert redeem, make amends with, make up for; to avert
inadvertent resulting from or marked by a lack of attention; unintentional, accidental accidental deliberate, intentionall
nominal existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously titular, inconsequential actual exorbitant
noncommittal not decisive or definite; unwilling to take clear position cagey, uninformative, playing it close to the vest, playing it safe positive, definite, committed
peculate to steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's use defraud, misappropriate
proclicity a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behaviour) penchant, propensity inability, incapacity
sangfroid composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances poise, self-assurance, equanimity excitability, hysteria, flappability
seditious resistant to lawful authority,; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government mutinous, rebellious, subversive supportive, faithful, allegiant
tenuous thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported flimsy, insubstantial, vague,hazy strong, solid, substantial, valid
vitriolic bitter, sacrcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid) withering, acerbic, mordant bland, saccharine, honeyed, sugary
wheedle to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end inveigle, soft-soap, sweettalk coerce, browbeat, intimidate, strong-arm
abominate to have an intense dislike or hatred for loathe, abhor, despise, detest relish, savor, esteem
acculturation the modification of the social patterns, traits, stuctures of one group by contact with another adaptation
Created by: sofiale1206
 

 



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