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Sadlier Oxford D

WCHS Unit 1-D

wordDescription
admonish to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly
breach (n) an opening, gap, rupture, (v) to create an opening, break through
brigand a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman
circumspect careful, cautious
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 factions
debris Scattered fragments, wreckage
diffuse (v) to spread or scatter widely (adj) wordy, long-winded or unfocused
dilemma a difficult or perplexing situation or problem
efface to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed
muddle (v) to make a mess of (n) a hopeless mess
opinionated stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one's own ideas, having a closed mind
perennial (adj) lasting for a long time (n) a plant that lives for many years
predispose to incline to beforehand
relinquish to let go, give up
salvage (v) to save from fire or shipwreck (n) property that has been saved
spasmodic sudden and violent but brief, fitful
spurious not genuine, not true, not valid
unbridled uncontrolled, lacking in restraint
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