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20 terms

Vocabulary Unit 1

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admonish
to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly
breach
an opening, gap, rupture, rift; a violation or infraction
brigand
a bandit, robber, outlaw
circumspect
careful, cautious
commandeer
to seize for military or official use
cumbersome
clumsy, hard to handle; slow-moving
deadlock
a standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces or factions
debris
scattered fragments, wreckage
diffuse
to spread or scatter freely or widely; wordy, long-winded
dilemma
a difficult or perplexing situation or problem
efface
to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed
muddle
to make a mess of; muddle through: to get by
opinionated
stubborn and often unreasonable in holding one's own ideas, having a closed mind
perennial
lasting for a long time, persistent; a plant that lives for many years
predispose
to incline to beforehand
relinquish
to let go, give up
salvage
to save from fire or shipwrech; property thus saved
spasmodic
sudden and violent but brief; fitful; intermittent
spurious
not genuine, not true, not valid
unbridled
uncontrolled, lacking in restraint