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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