20 terms

Vocabulary Workshop Unit Level D

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admonish
(v.) to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty; to warn
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, prudent, guarded
commandeer
(v.) to seize for military or official use; to take over
cumbersome
(adj.) clumsy, hard to handle; slow-moving; unwieldy
deadlock
(n.) a standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces or factions; a standoff or stalemate (v.) to bring to such a standstill
debris
(n.) scattered fragments, wreckage, rubble
diffuse
(v.) to spread or scatter freely or widely; to disperse (adj.) wordy, long-winded, or unfocused; scattered or widely spread
dilemma
(n.) a difficult or perplexing situation or problem; a predicament
efface
(v.) to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed; to erase or blot out
muddle
(v.) to make a mess of; (muddle through); to get by; (n.) a hopeless mess; confusion, disorder
opinionated
(adj.) stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one's own ideas, having a closed mind; pigheaded; inflexible
perennial
(adj.) lasting for a long time, persistent, enduring; (n.) a plant that lives for many years
predispose
(v.) to incline to beforehand; to make susceptible
relinquish
(v.) to let go, give up; to surrender, abandon
salvage
(v.) to save from fire or shipwreck; to rescue, recover, retrieve (n.) property thus saved
spasmodic
(adj.) sudden and violent but brief; fitful; intermittent; irregular; occasional
spurious
(adj.) not genuine, not true, not valid, false, counterfeit, bogus
unbridled
(adj.) uncontrolled, lacking in restraint

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