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Vocabulary Unit 1. For the following vocabulary words, write down the definition and part of speech. Admonish . (V.) to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty Synonyms: warn, call on the carpet Antonyms: praise, pat on the back . Breach.

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    1. Vocabulary Unit 1 For the following vocabulary words, write down the definition and part of speech

    2. Admonish • (V.) to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty Synonyms: warn, call on the carpet Antonyms: praise, pat on the back

    3. Breach • (n.) an opening, gap, rupture, rift; a violation or infraction; (v.) to create an opening, break through Antonyms: (v.) close, seal

    4. Brigand • (n.) a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman

    5. Circumspect • (adj.) careful, cautious Synonyms: way, prudent, guarded Antonyms: incautious, rash, reckless, heedless

    6. Commandeer • (v.) to seize for military or official use Synonyms: take over, requisition, expropriate

    7. Cumbersome • (adj.) Clumsy, hard to handle; slow moving Synonyms: unwieldy, ponderous Antonyms: manageable, easy to handle

    8. Deadlock • (n.) a standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces of fractions; (v.) to bring to such a standstill

    9. Debris • (n.) scattered fragments, wreckage Synonyms: rubble, detritus, flotsam and jetsam

    10. Diffuse • (v.) to spread or scatter freely or widely; (adj.) wordy, longwinded, or unfocused; scattered or widely spread Synonyms: (v.) disperse; (adj.) rambling, verbose Antonyms: (v.) concentrate; (adj.) brief, concise, succinct

    11. Dilemma • (n.) difficulty or perplexing situation or problem Synonyms: predicament, quandary, pickle, bind Antonyms: cinch

    12. Efface • (v.) to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed Synonyms: blot out, erase, obliterate, expunge

    13. Muddle • (v.) to make a mess of; muddle through: to get by; (n.) a hopeless mess Synonyms: (v.) jumble, mess up; (n.) confusion, disorder Antonyms: (n.) orderliness, tidiness, neatness

    14. Predispose • (v.) to incline to beforehand Synonyms: make susceptible Antonyms: immunize against, shield from

    15. Relinquish • (v.) to let go, give up Synonyms: surrender, abandon Antonyms: hold on to, keep, retain, cling to

    16. Spasmodic • (adj.) sudden and violent but brief; fitful; intermittent Synonyms: irregular, occasional Antonyms: steady, continuous

    17. Spurious • (adj.) not genuine, not true, not valid Synonyms: false, counterfeit, fraudulent, bogus Antonyms: genuine, authentic, bona fide, valid