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VOCABULARY WORKSHOP Level F Unit 3. ABOMINATE. Verb To have an intense dislike or hatred for Synonyms: loathe, despise, detest Antonyms: relish, cherish, adore. ACCULTURATION. Noun

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Vocabulary workshop level f unit 3

VOCABULARY WORKSHOPLevel FUnit 3


Abominate

ABOMINATE

Verb

To have an intense dislike or hatred for

Synonyms: loathe, despise, detest

Antonyms: relish, cherish, adore


Acculturation

ACCULTURATION

  • Noun

  • The modification/acceptance of social patterns & customs of one group of people from another group; the resulting blend of customs

  • Immigrants go through a slow process of acculturation.

  • Synonyms of Acculturation: Adaption, Acceptance


Adventitious

ADVENTITIOUS

  • Adjective

  • Resulting from chance rather than an inherent cause

  • Adventitious=Accidental

  • Synonyms: incidental, extrinsic

  • Antonyms: inherent, intrinsic


Ascribe

ASCRIBE

  • Verb

  • To assign or refer to as a cause or source

  • Sometimes used to assign blame

  • Synonyms of Ascribe: Assign, Attribute


Circuitous

CIRCUITOUS

  • Adjective

  • Roundabout, not direct

  • Synonyms: indirect, winding

  • Antonyms: straight, direct


Commiserate

COMMISERATE

  • Verb

  • To sympathize with; have pity or sorrow for

  • Synonyms: feel sorry for; empathize


Enjoin

ENJOIN

  • Verb

  • To order or direct

  • “I enjoin you to stop talking during the announcements.”

  • Synonyms: charge, command

  • Antonyms: allow, permit


Expedite

EXPEDITE

  • Verb

  • To make faster and easier

  • Synonyms: accelerate, facilitate, speed up

  • Antonyms: hinder, hamper, obstruct


Expiate

EXPIATE

  • Verb

  • To make up for; make amends

  • Synonyms: redeem, atone


Ferment

FERMENT

  • Noun

  • A state of great excitement or agitation

  • Synonyms: commotion, turmoil, unrest

  • Antonyms: peace & quiet, tranquility


Inadvertent

INADVERTENT

  • Adjective

  • Resulting from or marked by lack of attention

  • Synonyms: accidental, unconsidered, unintentional

  • Antonyms: deliberate, intentional


Nominal

NOMINAL

  • Adjective

  • Existing in name only; not real; too small to be considered worthy

    • Synonyms: unimportant, inconsequential, trifling

    • Antonyms: real, actual, excessive


Noncommittal

NONCOMMITTAL

  • Adjective

  • Indecisive; unwilling to make a decision

  • Synonyms: playing it safe, indefinite, uncommitted

  • Antonyms: definite, positive, committed


Peculate

PECULATE

  • Verb

  • To take something unrightfully; to abuse someone’s trust for personal gain

  • Synonyms: embezzle, defraud


Proclivity

PROCLIVITY

  • Noun

  • A natural tendency

  • Patty ponders her proclivity for photography.

  • Synonyms: talent, ability

  • Antonyms: inability, incapacity


Sangfroid

SANGFROID

  • Noun

  • Composure or coolness, especially in serious circumstances

  • Synonyms: poise,

    self-assurance

  • Antonyms: hysteria, incapability


Seditious

SEDITIOUS

  • Adjective

  • Resistant to lawful authority

  • Synonyms: rebellious,

    subversive

  • Antonyms: allegiant, respectful of authority


Tenuous

TENUOUS

  • Adjective

  • Of slight importance; thin, not dense

  • Tim’s grasp of trigonometry is tenuous.

  • Synonyms: flimsy, unsubstantial

  • Antonyms: strong, solid


Vitriolic

VITRIOLIC

  • Adjective

  • Bitter, sarcastic

  • Synonyms: biting, withering, mean-spirited

    • Antonym: bland, saccharine


Wheedle

WHEEDLE

  • Verb

  • To use flattery to get what one wants; to coax

  • Synonyms: sweet-talk, cajole

  • Antonyms: strong-arm, intimidate


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