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admonish
(v)to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly;to remind of a duty
The librarian had to admonish the noisy students several times before they settled down
breach
(n)an opening, gap, rupture, rift, a violation or infraction
(v)to create an opening, break through
Because of a serious breach of the rules, two players were ejected from the game.
brigand
(n)a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman
Ancient caravans passing through desolate areas were sometimes attacked by brigands
circumspect
(adj)careful, cautious
it is improtant for a diplomat to behave in a manner that is both descreet and circumspect
commandeer
(v)to seize for miltary use
Under cerain circumstances the US government has the right to commandeer private property
cumbersome
(adj) clumsy, hard to handle; slow moving
the bus was filled to capacity with holiday shoppers carying large and cumbersome packages
deadlock
(n)a standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces or factions
(v)to bring to such a standstill
after 15 innings the score remained a frustrating 3 to 3 deadlock
debris
(n)scattered fragments, wreckage
after the storm the beach was littered with driftwood and other debris
diffuse
(v)to spread or scatter freely or widely
(adj)wordy, long-winded, or unfocused, scattered or widely spread
the speech was so long and diffuse that most members of the audience were thoroughly confused by it
dilemma
(n)a difficult or perplexing situation or problem
during the crisis the Preisdent found himself caught in a painful dilemma