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Vocab Level D 1-3

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level D Units 1-3 Review

breach (n) an opening, gap, rupture, rift xxxxxx xxxxxx
breach (v) to create an opening, break through xxxxxx close, seal
brigand a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman thief xxxxxx
circumspect careful, obvious wary, prudent, guarded incautious, rash, reckless, heedless
commandeer to seize for military or official use take over, requisition, expropriate xxxxxx
cumbersome clumsy, hard to handle; slow-moving ponderous, difficult, uncomfortable manageable, easy to handle
deadlock (n) a standstill resulting from the opposition of 2 equal forces or factions standoff, impasse, stalemate agreement, accord, breakthrough
deadlock (v) to bring to a standstill xxxxxx xxxxxx
debris scattered fragments, wreckage remains, detritus, rubble, flotsam, jetsam xxxxxx
diffuse (v) to spread or scatter freely or widely disperse concentrate
diffuse (adj) wordy, long-winded, or unfocused rambling, verbose, prolix brief, concise, succinct
dilemma a difficult or perplexing situation or problem predicament, quandary, pickle, bind cinch
efface to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed blot out, erase, expunge, wear away xxxxxx
muddle (v) to make a mess of; to get by jumble, mess up xxxxxx
muddle (n) a hopeless mess confusion, disorder tidiness
perennial (adj) lasting for a long time; persistent enduring, recurring brief, short-lived, fleeting, ephemeral
predispose to incline to beforehand tending to, liable to, susceptible to xxxxxx
relinquish to let go, give up surrender retain, immunize against, shield from
salvage (v) to save from fire or shipwreck recover, retrieve, reclaim, rescue jettison, abandon, salvage, junk
salvage (n) property saved xxxxxx xxxxxx
spasmodic suddent and violent but brief; fitful; intermittent irregular, occasional steady, continuous, chronic
spurious not genuine, not true, not valid false, counterfeit, fraudulent, bogus genuine, authentic, bona fide, valid
unbridled lacking in restraint unrestrained, unchecked, uncontrolled restrained, muted
opinionated stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one's own ideas, having a closed mind obstinate, pigheaded, inflexible open-minded, reasonable
adjourn to stop proceedings temporarily; move to another place postpone, discontinue, suspend open, call to order
alien (n) a citizen of another country xxxxxx xxxxxx
alien (adj) foreign, strange exotic, unfamiliar native, endemic
comely having a pleasing appearance good-looking, attractive, bonny plain, homely, ugly, repulsive
dissolute loose in one's morals or behavior dissipated, debauched, immoral, corrupt chaste, moral, seemly, proper, virtuous
compensate to make up for, to repay for services pay back, recompense, reimburse fail to reward, stiff
admonish to caution or advise against something warn xxxxxx
admonish to scold mildly; to remind of a duty reprimand, call on the carpet praise, pat on the back, commend
Created by: mrsdieringer