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English Vocab Unit 1


Admonish (v) to caution or advise against something; to scold mildy; 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 fractions; (v) to bring to such a standstill
debris (n) scattered fragments, wreckage
defuse (v) to spread or scatter freely or wildly; (adj) wordy, longwinded, or unfocused; (adj) 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 hopelessness
opinionated (adj) stubborn and often unreasonable and often 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 geuine, not true, not valid
unbridled (adj) uncontrolled, lacking in restraint
Created by: Henryph01