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spasmodic
(adj) sudden and violent but briefl fitful; intermettent
S:irregular, occasional
A:steady, continuous, chronic
unbridled
(adj) not genuine, not true, not valid
S:unrestrained, unchecked
A:restrained, held in check, muted
salvage
(v) to save from fire or shipwreck; (n) property thus saved
S:(v)rescure, recover, retrieve, reclaim
A:(v)abandon, scrap, junk
relinquish
(v) to let go, give up
S:surrender, abandon
A:hold on to, keep, retain, cling to
deadlock
(n) a standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces or factions; (v) to bring to such a standstill
S:standoff, stalemate, impasse
A:agreement, accord, breakthrough
spurious
(adj) not genuine, not true, not valid
S: false, conuterfeit, fraudulent, bogus
A: genuine, authentic, bona fide, valid
perennial
(adj) lasting for a long time, persistent; (n) a plant that lives for many years
S:(adj) enduring, recurring
A:(adj) brief, short-lived, fleeting, ephemeral
admonish
(v) 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
commandeer
(v) to seize for military or official use
S:take over, requistion, expropriate
circumspect
(adj) careful, cautious
S:wary, prudent, guarded
A:incautious, rash reckless, heedless
predispose
(v) to incline to beforehand
S:make susceptible to
A:immunize against, shiled from
efface
(v) tow wipe outl to keep oneself from being noticed
S:blot out, erase, obliterate, expunge
opinionated
(adj) stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one'sown ideas, having a closed mind.
S:obstinate, pigheaded, inflexible
A:open-minded, reasonable
dilemma
(n) a difficult or perplexing situation or problem
S:predicament, quandary, pickle, bind
A:cinch
diffuse
(v) to spread or scatter freely or widely (adj) wordy, longwinded or unfocused; scattered or widely spread
S:(v) disperse; (adj) rambling,verbose, prolix
A:(v)concentrate; (adj) brief, concise, succinct
debris
(n) scattered fragments , wrekage
S:rubble, detritus, flotsam, and jetsam
cumbersome
(adj) clumsy, hard to handle; slow-moving
S:unwieldy, ponderous
A:manageable, easy to handle
brigand
(n) a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman
breach
(n) an opening, gap, rupture, rift; a violation or infraction; (v) to create an opening, break through
A:(v)close, seal
muddle
(v) to make a mess of; to get by; (n) a hopeless mess
S:(v)jumble, mess up;(n)confusion, disorder
A:(n)orderliness, tidiness, neatness