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Admonish
v.- caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty

syn.- to caution, warn, scold, call on the carpet

ant.- to praise, pat on the back
breach
n.- an opening, gap; a violation or interfraction
v.- to create an opening, break through

syn.- a gap, rupture, rift; to break through

ant.- to seal, close
brigand
n.- a bandit

syn.-a robber, bandit,highwayman, outlaw
comandeer
v.- to seize for military or official use

syn.-take over, requisition, expropriate, seize
cumbersome
adj.- clumsy, hard to handle; slow moving

syn.-unweldly, clumsy to handle; ponderous

ant.- easy to handle, manageable
deadlock
n.- a complete standstill
v.- to bring to a standstill

syn.- a standoff, stalemate, impasse

ant.- and agreement, accord; a breakthrough
debris
n.- scattered fragments, wreckage

syn.-rubble, detrius, flotsam and jetsam
diffuse
v.- to spread or scatter freely or widely
adj.-wordy, long-winded, or unfocused; scattered or widely spread

syn.- rambling, verbose, prolix; to disperse

ant.- breif concise, succinct; to concentrate
dilemma
n.- a difficult or perplexing situation or problem

syn.- a predicament,quandary, "pickle", "bind"

ant.- an easily solved problem, cinch
efface
v.- to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed

syn.-to blot out, erase, expunge, obliterate

ant.-to imprint permanently
muddle
v.- to make a mess of; muddle through: to get by
n.- a hopeless mess

syn.-confusion, disorder; to jumble, mess up

ant.- orderliness, tidiness, neatness
opinionated
adj.- stubborn and often unreasonable in holding onto one's own ideas, having a closed mind

syn.-obstinate, pigheaded, inflexible

ant.- open minded, reasonable
perennial
adj.- lasting for a long time, persistant
n.- a plant that lives for many years

syn.-enduring, persistant, recurring

ant.- breif, short-lived, fleeting, ephermeral
predispose
v.- to incline beforehand

syn.-to incline, make susceptible to

ant.-to immunize against, sheild from
relinquish
v.- to let go, give up

syn.-to give up, let go, surrender, abandon

ant.-to keep, hold on to,retain, cling to
spasmodic
adj.-sudden and violent but brief; fitful,intermittent

syn.-irregular,intermittent, occasional,fitful

ant.-continuous, steady; chronic
unbridled
adj.- uncontrolled, lacking in restraint

syn.-uncontrolled, unrestrained, unchecked

ant.-restrained, held in check, muted
circumspect
adj.- careful, cautious

syn.-cautious, wary, prudent, careful, guarded

ant.- incautious, rash, heedless, reckless
salvage
v.- to save from fire oro shipwreck
n.-property thus saved

syn.- to rescue, recover,retreive, reclaim

ant.- to abandon; to scrap, junk
spurious
adj.-not genuine, not true, not valid

syn.-false, counterfit, fraudulent, bogus

ant.- genuine, aunthentic, bona fide, valid