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19 terms

Unit 1: Synonyms and Antonyms

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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