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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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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