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20 terms

vocab unit 1

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admonish
to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty (warn)
breach
an opening, gap, rupture, rift; a violation or infaction; to create an opening, break through
brigand
a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman
circumspect
careful, cautious
commandeer
to seize for military or official use
cumbersome
clumsy, hard to handle; slow-moving
deadlock
a standstill resultion from the poopsition of two equal forces or factions; to bring to such a standstill
debris
scattered fragments, wreckage
diffuse
to spread or scatter freely or widely; wordy, longwinded, or unfocused; scattered or widely spread
dilemma
difficult or perplexing situation or problem
efface
to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed
muddle
to make a mess of; to get by; a hopeless mess
opinionated
stubborn and aften unreasonable in holding to 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 beforhand
relinquish
to let go, give up
salvage
to save from fire or shipwreck; property thus saved
spasmodic
sudden and violent but brief; fitful; intermittent
spurious
not genuine, not true, not valid
unbridled
uncontrolled, lacking in restraint