Vocab 1 unit

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  1. Admonish
    (v.) to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty

    • SYN: reprimand, call on the carpet
    • ANT: praise, pat on the back
  2. Breach
    • (n.) an opening, gap, rupture, rift; a violation or infration
    • (v.) to create an opening, break through

    ANT: (v.) close, seal
  3. Brigand
    (n.) a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman
  4. Circumspect
    adj.) careful, cautious

    • SYN: wary, prudent, guarded
    • ANT: incautious, rash, reckless, heedless
  5. Commandeer
    (v.) to seize for military or official use

    SYN: take over, requisition, expropriate
  6. Cumbersome
    adj.) clumsy, hard to handle; slow-moving

    • SYN: unwieldy, ponderous
    • ANT: manageable, easy to handle
  7. Deadlock
    • (n.) a standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces or factions
    • (v.) to bring to such a standstill

    • SYN:(n.) standoff, stalemate, impasse
    • ANT:(n.)agreement, accord, breakthrough
  8. Debris
    (n.) sacttered fragments, wreckage

    SYN: rubble, detritus, flotsam and jetsam
  9. Diffuse
    (v.) to spread or scatter freely or widely;(adj.) wordy, longwinded, or unfocused; scattered or widely spread

    • SYN: (v.) disperse (adj.) rambling, verbose, prolix
    • ANT: (v.) concentrate (adj.) brief, concise, succinct
  10. Dilemma
    (n.) a dificult or perplexing situation or problem

    SYN: predicament, quandary, pickle, bind ANT: cinch
  11. Efface
    (v.) to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed

    SYN: blot out; erase obliterate, expunge
  12. Muddle
    • (v.) to make a mess of; muddle through; to get by
    • (n.) a hopeless mess

    • SYN: (v.)jumble, mess up; (n.)confusion, disorder
    • ANT: (n.) orderliness tidiness, neatness
  13. Opinionated
    (adj.)stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one's own ideas, having a closed mind

    • SYN: obstinate, pigheaded, inflexible
    • ANT: open-minded, reasonable
  14. Perennial
    • (adj.) lasting for a long time, persistent
    • (n.) a plant that lives for many years

    • SYN: (adj.) enduring, recurring
    • ANT: (adj.) brief, short-lived, fleeting ephemeral
  15. Predispose
    (v.) to incline to beforehand

    • SYN: make susceptible to
    • ANT: immunize against, shield from
  16. Relinquish
     (v.) to let go, give up

    • SYN: surrender, abandon
    • ANT: hold on to, keep, retain, cling to
  17. Salvage
    salvage (v.) to save from fire or shipwreck (n.) property thus saved

    • SYN: (v.) rescue, recover, retrieve, reclaim
    • ANT: (v.) abandon, scrap, junk
  18. Spasmodic
    • (adj.) sudden and violent but brief, fitful, intermittent
    • SYN: irregular, occasional ANT: steady, continuous, chronic
  19. Spurious
    (adj.) not genuine, not true, not valid

    • SYN: false, counterfeit, fraudulent, bogus
    • ANT: genuine, authentic, bona fide, valid
  20. Unbridled
    (adj.) uncontrolled, lacking in restraint

    SYN: unrestrained, unchecked

    ANT: restrained, held in check, muted
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