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Vocabulary Unit 1

Sadlier-Oxford Level D Unit 1

admonish v. to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty
breach n. an opening, gap; a violation or infractionv. to create an opening, break through
brigand n. a bandit
circumspect adj. careful, cautious
commandeer v. to sieze for military or official use
cumbersome adj. clumsy, hard to handle, slow-moving
deadlock n. a complete standstillv. to bring to a standstill
debris n. scattered fragments, wreckage
diffuse v. to spread or scatter freely or widelyadj. 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; to get byn. a hopeless mess
opinionated adj. stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one's own ideas, having a closed mind
perennial adj. lasting for a long time; persistentn. 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 shipwreckn. property saved from fire or shipwreck
spasmodic adj. sudden and violent but brief; fitful, intermittent
spurious adj. not genuine, not true, not valid
unbridled adj. uncontrolled, lacking in restraint
Created by: jenniferilynn