By: Bryan Robinson, Ashley Davenport, & Ryan Tang  Abominate By: Bryan Robinson, Ashley Davenport, & Ryan Tang  Abominate

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By Bryan Robinson Ashley Davenport amp Ryan Tang Abominate v to have an intense dislike or hatred for Synonyms loathe abhor despise detest Antonyms relish savor cherish esteem Most students ID: 763691

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By: Bryan Robinson, Ashley Davenport, & Ryan Tang

Abominate (v.) to have an intense dislike or hatred for Synonyms: loathe, abhor, despise, detest Antonyms: relish, savor, cherish, esteem Most students abominate doing homework every day.

Acculturation (n.) the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact to those of another; the resultant blend Synonyms: adaptation The puritans had to go through an acculturation process before they were fully settled in and used to the new world.

Adventitious (adj.) resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential; (medicine) acquired, not congenital Synonyms: extrinsic, incidental, fortuitous Antonyms: essential, intrinsic, inherent, congenital The early start to the school year was not adventitious .

Ascribe (v.) to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute Synonyms: impute, credit, attribute You may ascribe that this work is yours but I believe you copied off of your neighbor.

Circuitous (adj.) roundabout, not direct Synonyms: indirect, meandering, winding Antonyms: straight, direct, as the crow flies My father took a circuitous path to find our beach house, we later found out he was lost and took a wrong turn.

Commiserate (v.) to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress Synonyms: feel sorry for, empathize Antonym: feel no sympathy for The teachers always commiserate when my brother tells them a made up story for why he doesn’t have his homework done.

Enjoin (v.) to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit Syn : bid, charge, command, adjureAnt: allow, permit A bossy person likes to enjoin people to do things they don’t want to do.

Expedite (v.) to make easy; cause to progress faster Syn: accelerate, facilitate, speed upAnt: hinder, hamper, impede, obstruct Many stores try to expedite shopping for their customers with low prices and sales.

Expiate (v.) to make amends, make up for; to avertSyn: redeem, make amends for, atone, make reparationHe would say anything to expiate what he had done to her.

Ferment (n.) a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence (v.) to be in or work into such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical actionSyn: commotion, turmoil, unrest Ant: peace and quiet, tranquility, placidity In the midst of the ferment, I could hardly hear what anyone was saying.

Inadvertent (adj.) resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental Syn: accidental, unconsidered Ant: deliberate, intentional, premeditated I know it was inadvertent, but I still can’t believe you broke my vase.

Nominal (adj.) existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously Syn: titular, token, trifling, inconsequentialAnt: real, actual, exorbitant, excessive Because of the math test yesterday, many people were out with nominal sicknesses.

Noncommittal (adj.) not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no Syn: cagey, uninformative, playing it safe, playing it close to the vestAnt: positive, definite, committed Standing at the alter, suddenly the groom became noncommittal and could not seem to say “I do.”

Peculate ( v. ) to steal something that has been given into one’s trust; to take improperly for one’s own useSynonyms: embezzle, defraud, misappropriate A stereotype of a politician is one who corrupts and embezzles government money for their own private use.

Proclivity ( n. ) a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior)Synonyms: natural bent, penchant, propensity Antonyms: inability or incapacityThe proclivity of many people is to bite their nails when they are nervous.

Sangfroid ( n. ) composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstancesSynonyms: poise, self-assurance, equanimityAntonyms: excitability, hysteria, flappabilityIn order to succeed, poker players are required to have a lot of sangfroid in order to fool their opponents.

Seditious ( adj. ) resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established governmentSynonyms: mutinous, rebellious, subversive Antonyms: supportive, loyal, faithful, allegiantMr. Robinson’s penetrating glare quells any of his children’s seditious acts. (LIES)

Tenuous ( adj. ) thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supportedSynonyms: flimsy, insubstantial, vague, hazy Antonyms: strong, solid, substantial, validA spider’s thread can be really tenuous , however, it is still able to support the spider as it ascend up its string.

Vitriolic ( adj. ) bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid)Synonyms: withering, acerbic, mordantAntonyms: bland, saccharine, honeyed, sugary In the show House , Dr. House acts very vitriolic when speaking to his patients, and to his co-employees as well.

Wheedle ( v. ) to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired endSynonyms: cajole, inveigle, soft-soap, sweet-talkAntonyms: coerce, browbeat, intimidate, strong-arm In the game Pokémon , Pokémon Weedle is so weak and unwanted that one would have to wheedle others to take it in exchange for a better Pokémon.