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WCHS Unit 3-F

acculturation (n.) the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures ofone group or society by contact with those of another; the resultant blend
adventitious (adj.) resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential; (medicine) acquired, not congenital
ascribe (v.) to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute
circuitous (adj.) roundabout, not direct
commiserate (v.) to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress
enjoin (v.) to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit
expedite (v.) to make easy, cause to progress faster
ferment (v.) to in or work into such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical action
inadvertent (adj.) resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental
expiate (v.) to make amends, make up for; to avert
nominal (adj.) existing in name only, no real; too small to be considered or taken seriously
noncommittal (adj.) not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no
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 (espcially of human character or behavior)
sangfroid (n.) composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances
seditious (adj.) resistent to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government
tenuous (adj.) thin, slender, not dense; lacking lcarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported
vitriolic (adj.) bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid)
wheedle (v.) to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end
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