Vocab Unit 1 Flashcards

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admonish1. to scold mildly; 2. to advise against something
breach1. (n). rift, opening, gap, rupture; 2. (v.) to create an opening
briganda bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman
circumspectcareful, cautious
commandeerto seize for military or official use
cumbersomehard to handle, unwieldy
deadlocka standstill, standoff, stalemate
debrisscattered fragments, wreckage
diffuse (v.)to spread or scatter freely or widely, disperse
diffuse (adj.)wordy, longwinded, unfocused, verbose
dilemmaa difficult or perplexing situation or problem
efface1. to wipe out; 2. to keep oneself from being noticed
muddle1. (v.) to make a mess of; 2. (n.) a hopeless mess
opinionatedstubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one's own ideas, having a closed mind
perenniallasting for a long time, persistent
predisposemake susceptible to, to incline to beforehand
relinquishto let go, give up
salvageto save from fire or shipwreck
spasmodicsudden and violent but brief
spuriousnot genuine, not true, not valid
unbridleduncontrolled, lacking in restraint