Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 3

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Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 3
2013-09-30 17:45:55
vocabulary Workshop Level Unit

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  1. abominate
    v. to have an intense dislike or hatred for
  2. abominate
    loathe, abhor, despise, detest (syn.)
  3. abominate
    relish, savor, esteem (ant.)
  4. acculturation
    n. the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of another; the resultant blend
  5. acculturation
    adaption (syn.)
  6. adventitious
    adj. resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential; (medicine) acquired, not congenital
  7. adventitious
    extrinsic, incidental, fortuitous (syn.)
  8. adventitious
    essential, intrinsic, inherent, congenital (ant.)
  9. ascribe
    v. to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute
  10. ascribe
    impute, credit (syn.)
  11. circuitous
    adj. roundabout, not direct
  12. circuitous
    indirect, meandering, winding (syn.)
  13. circuitous
    straight, direct, as the crow flies (ant.)
  14. commiserate
    v. to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling or distress
  15. commiserate
    feel sorry for, empathize (syn.)
  16. commiserate
    feel no sympathy for (ant.)
  17. enjoin
    v. to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit
  18. enjoin
    bid, charge, adjure (syn.)
  19. enjoin
    allow, permit (ant.)
  20. expedite
    v. to make easy, cause to progress faster
  21. expedite
    accelerate, facilitate, speed up (syn.)
  22. expedite
    hinder, hamper, impede, obstruct (ant.)
  23. expiate
    v. to make amends, make up for; to avert
  24. expiate
    redeem, make amends for, make reparation (syn.)
  25. ferment
    n. a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence
  26. ferment
    v. to be in or work into such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical action
  27. ferment
    commotion, turmoil, unrest (syn.)
  28. ferment
    peace and quiet, tranquility, placidity (ant.)
  29. inadvertent
    adj. resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental
  30. inadvertent
    accidental (syn.)
  31. inadvertent
    deliberate, intentional (ant.)
  32. nominal
    adj. existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously
  33. nominal
    titular, inconsequential (syn.)
  34. nominal
    actual, exorbitant (ant.)
  35. noncommittal
    adj. not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position
  36. noncommittal
    cagey, uninformative, playing it safe, playing it close to the vest (syn.)
  37. noncommittal
    positive, definite, committed (ant.)
  38. peculate
    v. to steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use
  39. peculate
    defraud, misappropriate (syn.)
  40. proclivity
    n. a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior)
  41. proclivity
    penchant, propensity (syn.)
  42. proclivity
    inability, incapacity (ant.)
  43. sangfroid
    n. composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances
  44. sangfroid
    poise, self-assurance, equanimity (syn.)
  45. sangfroid
    excitability, hysteria, flappability (ant.)
  46. seditious
    adj. resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government
  47. seditious
    mutinous, rebellious, subversive (syn.)
  48. seditious
    supportive, faithful, allegiant (ant.)
  49. tenuous
    adj. thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported
  50. tenuous
    flimsy, insubstantial, vague, hazy (syn.)
  51. tenuous
    strong, solid, substantial, valid (ant.)
  52. vitriolic
    adj. bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid)
  53. vitriolic
    withering, acerbis, mordant (syn.)
  54. vitriolic
    bland, saccharine, honeyed, sugary (ant.)
  55. wheedle
    v. to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end
  56. wheedle
    inveigle, soft-soap, sweet-talk (syn.)
  57. wheedle
    coerce, browbeat, intimidate, strong-arm (ant.)