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Unit 1 Vocabulary Synonyms and Antonyms

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Admonish
Synonyms: reprimand, call on the carpet;
Antonyms: praise, pat on the back
Breach
Antonyms: close, seal
Circumspect
Synonyms: wary, prudent, guarded;
Antonyms: incautious, rash, reckless, heedless
Commandeer
Synonyms: take over, requisition, expropriate
Cumbersome
Synonyms: ponderous, difficult, uncomfortable; Antonyms: manageable, easy to handle
Deadlock
Synonyms: standoff, impasse;
Antonyms: agreement, accord, breakthrough
Debris
Synonyms: remains, detritus, flotsam and jetsam
Diffuse
Synonyms: disperse, verbose, prolix;
Antonyms: concentrate, brief, concise, succinct
Dilemma
Synonyms: predicament, quandary, pickle, bind; Antonyms: cinch
Efface
Synonyms: blot out, erase, expunge
Muddle
Synonyms: jumble, mess up, confusion, disorder;
Antonyms: orderliness, neatness
Opinionated
Synonyms: obstinate, pigheaded, inflexible; Antonyms: open-minded, reasonable
Perennial
Synonyms: enduring, recurring;
Antonyms: brief, short-lived, fleeting, ephemeral
Predispose
Synonyms: tending to, liable to;
Antonyms: immunize against, shield from
Relinquish
Synonyms: surrender;
Antonyms: hold on to, keep, cling to
Salvage
Synonyms: recover, retrieve, reclaim;
Antonyms: abandon, scrap, junk
Spasmodic
Synonyms: irregular, occasional;
Antonyms: steady, continuous, chronic
Spurious
Synonyms: false, counterfeit, fraudulent, bogus; Antonyms: genuine, authentic, bona fide, valid
Unbridled
Synonyms: unrestrained, unchecked;
Antonyms: restrained, held in check, muted