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Vocab #1 Level D

admonish (v.) to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; 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 hand; slow-moving
deadlock (n.) standstill resulting form the opposition of two equal forces or factions (v.) to bring to such a standstill
debris (n.) scattered fragments, wreckage
diffuse (v.) to spread or scatter freely or widely (adj.) 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; muddle through: to get by; (n.) 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, 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 genuine, not true, not valid
unbridled (adj.) uncontrolled ,lacking in restraint
Created by: MrVanAuken
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