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admonish
(verb) to caution or advise against something, to scold mildly, to remind of a duty
s - warn, call on the carpet
a - praise, pat on the back
breach
(noun) an opening, gap, rupture, rift, a violation or infraction
(verb) to create an opening, break through
a - close, seal
brigand
(noun) a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman
Ancient caravans passing through desolate areas were sometimes attacked by_________
circumspect
(adj.) careful, cautious
s - wary, prudent, guarded
a - incautious, rash, reckless, heedless
commandeer
(verb) to seize for military or official use
s - take over, requisition, expropriate
cumbersome
(adj) clumsy, hard to handle, slow moving
s - unwieldly, ponderous
a - manageable, easy to handle
deadlock
(noun) a standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces or fractions, (verb) to bring to such a standstill
s - standoff, stalemate, impasse
a - agreement, accord, breakthrough
debris
(verb) scatter fragments, wreckage
s - rubble, detritus, flotsam and jetsam
diffuse
(verb) to spread or scatter freely or widely (adj.) wordy, longwinded or unfocused, scatter or widely spread
s - disperse, rambling, verbose, prolix
a - concentrate, brief, concise, succinct
dilemma
(noun) a difficult or perplexing situation or problem
s - predicament, quandary, pickle, bind
a - cinch
efface
(verb) to wipe out, to keep onself from being notices
s - blot out, erase, obliterate, expunge
muddle
(verb) to make a mess of, to get by (noun) a hopeless mess
s - jumble, mess up, confusion, disorder
a - orderliness, tidiness, neatness
opinionated
(adj.) stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one's own ideas, having a closed mind
s - obstinate, pigheaded, inflexible
a - open-minded, reasonable
perennial
(adj.) lasting for a long time, persistent (noun) a plant that lives for many years
s - enduring, recurring
a - brief, short-lived, fleeting, ephemeral
predispose
(verb) to incline to beforehand
s - make susceptible to
a - immunize against, shield from
relinquish
(verb) to let go, give up
s - surrender, abandon
a - hold on to, keep, retain, cling to
salvage
(verb) to save from fire or shipwreck (noun) property thus saved
s - rescue, recover, retrieve, reclaim
a - adandon, scrap, junk
spasmodic
(adj.) sudden and violent but brief, fitful, intermittent
s - irregular, occasional
a - steady, continuous, chronic
spurious
(adj.) not genuine, not true, not valid
s - false, counterfeit, fraudulent, bogus
a - geuine, authentic, bona fide, valid
unbridled
(adj.) uncontrolled, lacking restraint
s - unrestrained, unchecked
a - restrained, held in check, muted