Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop New Edition

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Admonish

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

Breach

(n.) an opening, gap, rupture, rift; a violation or infraction; (v.) to create an opening, break through

Brigand

(n.) a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman

Circumspect

(adj.) careful, cautious

Commandeer

(v.) to seize for military or official use

Cumbersome

(adj.) clumsy, hard to handle; slow moving

Deadlock

(n.) a standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces or factions; (v.) to bring to such a stanstill

Debris

(n.) scattered fragments, wreckage

Diffuse

(v.) to spread or scatter freely or widely; (adj.) wordy, long-winded, or unfocused; scattered or widely spread

Dilemma

(n.) a difficult or perplexing situation or problem

Efface

(v.) to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed

Muddle

(v.) to make a mess of; muddle through; to get by; (n.) a hopeless mess

Opinionated

(adj.) stubborn or often unreasonable in holding to one's own ideas, having a closed mind

Perennial

(adj.) lasting for a long time, persistent; (n.) a plant that lives for many years

Predispose

(v.) to incline to beforehand

Relinquish

(v.) to let go, give up

Salvage

(v.) to save from fire or shipwreck; (n.)property thus saved

Spasmodic

(adj.) sudden and violent but brief; fitful; intermittent

Spurious

(adj.) not genuine, not true, not valid

Unbridled

(adj.) uncontrolled, lacking in restraint

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