Vocab_Unit_1

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  1. Admonish
    • Verb: to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty
    • Syn: warn, call on the carpet
    • Ant: praise, pat on the back
  2. Breach
    Noun: an opening, gap, rupture, rift; a violation or infraction

    • Verb: to create an opening, break through
    • Ant: close, seal
  3. Brigand
    Noun: a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman
  4. Circumspect
    • Adj: careful, cautious
    • Syn: wary, prudent, gaurded
    • Ant: incatious, rash, reckless, heedless
  5. Commandeer
    • Verb: to sieze 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
    • Noun: a standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces or factions
    • Syn: standoff, stalemate, impasse
    • Ant: agreement, accord, breakthrough

    Verb: to bring to such a standstill
  8. Debris
    • Noun: scattered fragments, wreckage
    • Syn: rubble, detritus, flotsam and jetsum
  9. Diffuse
    • Verb: to spread or scatter freely or widely
    • Syn: disperse
    • Ant: concentrate

    • Adj: wordy, long-winded, or unfocused; scattered or widely spread
    • Syn: rambling, verbase, prolix
    • Ant: brief, concise, succinct
  10. Dilemma
    • Noun: a difficult or perplexing situation or problem
    • Syn: predicament, quandary, pickle, bind
    • Ant: cinch
  11. Efface
    • Verb: to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed
    • Syn: blot out, erase, obliterate, expunge
  12. Muddle
    • Verb: to make a mess of; {muddle through}: to get by
    • Syn: jumble, mess up

    • Noun: a hopeless mess
    • Syn: confusion, disorder
    • Ant: orderliness, tidiness, neatness
  13. Opinionated
    • Adj: stubborn and often unreasonable in holding on 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
    • Syn: enduring, recurring
    • Ant: brief, short-lived, fleeting, ephemeral

    Noun: a plant that lives for many years
  15. Predisposed
    • Verb: to incline to beforehand
    • Syn: make susceptable to
    • Ant: immunize against, sheild from
  16. Relinquish
    • Verb: to let go, give up
    • Syn: surrender, abandon
    • Ant: hold on to, keep, retain, cling to
  17. Salvage
    • Verb: save from fire or shipwreck
    • Syn: rescue, recover, retrieve, reclaim
    • Ant: abandon, scrap, junk

    Noun: property thus saved
  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, held in check, muted

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