(v) to have an intense dislike or hatred for
I_cruelty yet do not always notice when I have said something cruel without meaning to.
Syn.: loathe, abhor, despise, detest; Ant.: relish, savor, cherish, esteem
(n) the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact w/ those of
another; the resultant blend
Every immigrant group newly arrived in another country goes through a slow process of___.
(adj.) resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause of character; accidental, not essential
(medicine) acquired, not congenital
It was no__meeting that led to their writing songs together, for in fact they were cousins.
Syn.: extrinsic, incidental, fortuitous; Ant.: essential, intrinsic, inherent, congenital
(v) to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute
You may__these holes to gophers or elves, but I blame the dog from next door.
Syn.: impute, credit, attribute
(adj.) roundabout, not direct
I folled a__path through the woods, not because I feared pursuit, but because I was lost.
Syn.: indirect, meandering, winding; Ant.: straight, direct, as the crow flies
(v) to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress
The family__w/ her after the loss of her old and faithful dog.
Syn.: feel sorry for, empathize; Ant.: feel no sympathy for
(v) to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit
I__them to stop spending so much money or to fact the consequences.
Syn.: bid, charge, command, adjure; Ant.: allow, permit
(v) to make easy, cause to progress faster
The pleasant background music didn’t__my work but instead, distracted me.
Syn.: accelerate, facilitate, speed up; Ant.: hinder, hamper, impede, obstruct
(v) to make amends, make up for; to avert
They seemed more than willing to__their guilt by whatever means necessary.
Syn.: redeem, make amends for, atone, make reparation
(n) a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence; (v) to be in or work into such a state; to produce
alcohol by chemical action
Caught in the__of revolution, the young men enlisted with the local militias.
If left for a time, cider will
Syn.:(n) commotion, turmoil, unrest; Ant.: peace and quiet; tranquility, placidity