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english vocab 1

vocab.

TermDefinition
admonish to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty
breach an opening, gap, rupture, rift; a violation or infraction; to create an opening, break through
brigand a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman
circumspect careful, cautiious
commandeer to seize for military or official use
cumbersome clumsy, hard to handle; slow moving
deadlock a standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces or fractions; to bring to such a standstill
debris scattered fragments, wreckage
diffuse to spread or scatter freely or widely; wordy, long winded, or unfocused; scattered or widely spread
dilemma a difficult or perplexing situation or problem
efface to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed
muddle to make a mess of; muddle through: to get by; a hopeless mess
opinionated stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to ones own ideas, having a closed mind.
perennial lasting for a long time, persistent; a plant that lives for many years
predispose to incline to beforehand
relinquish to let go, give up
salvage to save from fire or shipwreck
spasmodic sudden and violent but brief; fitful; intermittent
spurious not genuine, not true, not valid
unbridled lacking in restraint
Created by: vanessaruiz98