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admonish
(v) to caution or advise against something; to scold mildley; to remind of a duty

syn: warn, cal on the carpet
ant: praise, pat on the back
breach
(n) an opening, gap, rupture, rift; a violation or infraction
(v) to create an opening, break through

ant: close, seal
bringand
(n) a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman
circumspect
(adj) careful, cautious

syn: wary, prudent, guarded
ant: incautious, rash, reckless, heedless
commandeer
(v) to seize of military use

syn: take over, requisition, expropriate
cumbersome
(adj) clumsy, hard to handle, slow-moving
syn: inwieldy, ponderous
ant: managable, easy to handle
deadlock
(n) a standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces or fractions
(v) to bring to such a standstill

syn: standoff, stalemate, impasse
debris
scattered frangments, wreckage

syn: rubble, detritus, flotsam and jetstream
diffuse
(v) to spread or to scatter freely or widley
(adj) wordy, long-winded, or unfocused; scattered or widley spread

syn: disperse, rambling, verbose, prolix

ant: concentrate, brief, concise, succinct
dilemma
(n) a difficult or perplexing situation or problem

syn: preicament, quandry, picke, bind
ant: cinch
efface
(v) to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed

syn: blot out, erase, obliterate, expunge
muddle
(v) to make a mess of; muddle through; to get by
(n) a hopless mess

syn: jumble, mess up, confusion, disorder
ant: orderliness, tidiness, neatness
opinionated
(adj) stubborn and often unreasonable in holdin to ones own ideas, having a closed mind

syn: obstinate, pigheaded, inflexible
ant: open-minded, reasonable
perennial
(adj) lastin a long time, persitant
(n) a plant that lives many years

syn: enduring, recurring
ant: brief, short-lived, fleeting, ephemeral
predispose
(v) to indicate beforehand

syn: make susceptible to
ant: hold to keep, retain, cling to
relinquish
(v) to let go of

syn: surrender, abandon
ant: hold onto, keep, retain, cling to
salvage
(v) to save from fire or shipwreck
(n) prperty thus saved

syn: rescue, recover, retrieve, reclaim
ant: abandon, scrap, junk
spasmodic
(adj) sudden and violent but brief; fitful; intermittentent

syn: irregular, occasional
ant: steady, continuous, chronic
spurious
(adj) not genuine, not true, not vlaid

syn: false, counterfit, fradulant, bogus
ant: genuine, authentic, bona fide, valid
inbridled
(adj) uncontrolled, lacking in resistance

syn: unrestrained, unchecked
ant: restrained, held in check, muted