20 terms

Minerich Unit One Vocabulary


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admonish; warn, call on the carpet
(v) to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty
breach; close, seal
(n) an opening, gap, rupture. rift; a violation or infraction;(v) to create an opening, break through
brigand; careful, cautious
(n) a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman
circumspect; wary, prudent, guarded
(adj.) careful, cautious
commandeer; take over, requisition, expropriate
(v.) to seize for military or official use
cumbersome; unwieldy, ponderous
(adj.) clumsy, hard to handle; slow-moving
deadlock; standoff, stalemate, impasse
(n) a standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces or factions (v) to bring to such a standstill
debris; rubble, detritus, flotsam and jetsam
(n) scattered fragments, wreckage
diffuse; disperse, rambling, verbose, prolix
(v) to spread or scatter freely or widely; (adj) wordy, long-winded, or unfocused; scattered or widely spread
dilemma; predicament, quandary, pickle, bind
(n) a difficult or perplexing situation or problem
efface; blot out, erase, obliterate, expunge
(v) to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed
muddle; jumble, mess up, confusion, disorder
(v) to make a mess of; muddle through: to get by; (n) a hopeless mess
opinionated; obstinate, pigheaded, inflexible
(adj) stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one's own ideas, having a closed mind
perennial; enduring, recurring
(adj) lasting for a long time, persistent; (n) a plant that lives for many years
predispose; make susceptible to
(v) to incline to beforehand
relinquish; surrender, abandon
(v) to let go, give up
salvage; rescue, recover, retrieve, reclaim
(v) to save from fire or shipwreck; (n) property thus saved
spasmodic; irregular, occasional
(adj) sudden and violent but brief; fitful; intermittent
spurious; false, counterfeit, fraudulent, bogus
(adj) not genuine, not true, not valid
unbridled; unrestrained, unchecked
(adj) uncontrolled, lacking in restraint