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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 infration
(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.) sacttered fragments, wreckage
SYN: rubble, detritus, flotsam and jetsam
debris
(v.) to spread or scatter freely or widely;
(adj.) wordy, longwinded, or unfocused; scattered or widely spread
SYN: (v.) disperse (adj.) rambling, verbose, prolix
ANT: (v.) concentrate (adj.) brief, concise, succinct
diffuse
(n.) a dificult 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; muddle 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, reclain
ANT: (v.) abandon, scrap, junk
salvage
(adj.) sudden and violent but brief, fitful, intermittent
SYN: irregular, occasional
ANT: steady, continuous, chronic
spasmodic
(adj.) not genuine, not true, not valid
SYN: false, counterfeit, fraudulent, bogus
ANT: genuine, authentic, bona fide, valid
spurious
(adj.) uncontrolled, lacking in restraint
SYN: unrestrained, unchecked
ANT: restrained, held in check, muted
unbridled
What is the meaning of following roots?
pon, pos
to put, place
1) What is the meaning of the following roots?
ten, tain, tin
2) What is the meaning of the following root?
ly
1) to hold, keep

2) to loosen, to set free
What is the meaning of the following roots?
vert, vers
to turn
What is the meaning of the following roots?
spec, spic
to look