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admonish

warn, call on the carpet; praise, pat on the back

circumspect

wary, prudent, guarded; incautious, rash, reckless, heedless

breach

close, seal

cumbersome

unwieldy, ponderous; manageable, easy to handle

perennial

enduring, recurring; brief, short-lived, fleeting, ephemeral

predispose

make susceptible to; immunize against, shield from

opinionated

obstinate, pigheaded, inflexible; open-mined, reasonable

unbridled

unrestrained, unchecked; restrained, held in check, muted

relinquish

surrender, abandon; hold on to, keep, retain, cling to

efface

blot out, erase, obliterate, expunge

deadlock

standoff, stalemate, impasse; agreement, accord, breakthrough

salvage

rescue, recover, retrieve, reclaim; abandon, scrap, junk

spasmodic

irregular, occasional; steady, continuous, chronic

diffuse

disperse, rambling, verbose, prolix; concentrate, brief, concise, succinct

muddle

jumble, mess up, confusion, disorder; orderliness, tidiness, neatness

debris

rubble, detritus, flotsam, jetsam

commandeer

take over, requisition, exproriate

dilemma

predicament, quandary, pickle, bind; cinch

spurious

false, counterfeit, fraudulent, bogus; genuine, authentic, bona fide, valid

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