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v. to caution or advise against something, to scold mildly, to remind of a duty


syn: warn, call on the carpet

ant: praise, pat on the back
admonish
n. an opening, gap, rupture, rift; a violation or infraction;

v. to create an opening, break through


ant: v. close, seal
breach
n. a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman
brigand
adj. careful, cautious


syn: wary, prudent, guarded

ant: incautious, rash, reckless, heedless
circumspect
v. to seize for military or official use


syn: take over, requisition, expropriate
commandeer
adj. clumsy, hard to handle; slow-moving


syn: unwieldy, ponderous

ant: manageable, easy to handle
cumbersome
n. a standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces or factions;

v. to bring to such a standstill


syn: n. standoff, stalemate, impasse

ant: n. agreement, accord, breakthrough
deadlock
n. scattered fragments, wreckage


syn: rubble, detritus, flotsam and jetsam
debris
v. to spread or scatter freely or widely.

adj. wordy, long-winded, or unfocuses; scattered or widely spread


syn: v. disperse; adj. rambling, verbose, prolix

ant: v. concentrate; adj. brief, concise, succinct
diffuse
n. a difficult or perplexing situation or problem


syn: predicament, quandary, pickle, bind

ant: cinch
dilemma
v. to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed

syn: blot out, erase, obliterate, expunge
efface
v. to make a mess of; ____ through, to get by;

n. a hopeless mess


syn: v. jumble, mess up, n. confusion, disorder

ant: n. orderliness, tidiness, neatness
muddle
adj. stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one's own ideas, having a closed mind


syn: obstinate, pigheaded, inflexible

ant: open-minded, reasonable
opinionated
adj. lasting for a long time, persistent;

n. a plant that lives for many years


syn: adj enduring, recurring

ant: adj brief, short-lived, fleeting, ephemeral
perennial
v. to incline to beforehand


syn: make susceptible to

ant: immunize against, shield from
predispose
v. to let go, give up


syn: surrender, abandon

ant: hold on to, keep, retain, cling to
relinquish
v. to save from fire or shipwreck;

n. property thus saved


syn: v. rescue, recover, retrieve, reclaim

ant: v. abandon, scrap, junk
salvage
adj. sudden and violent but brief; fitful; intermittent


syn: v. rescue, recover, retrieve, reclaim

ant.: v. abandon, scrap, junk
spasmodic
adj. not genuine, not true, not valid


syn: false, counterfeit, fradulent, bogus

ant: genuine, authentic, bona fide, valid
spurious
adj. uncontrolled, lacking in restraint


syn: unrestrained, unchecked

ant: restrained, held in check, muted
unbridled