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Standard Vocab Week 1. English II Standard Vocab. Admonish. Warn or reprimand someone firmly SYN: Advise, warn, notice, forewarn ANTONYM: allow, compliment, permit. Breach. An act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct SYN : crack, break, hole, rupture

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standard vocab week 1

Standard Vocab Week 1

English II Standard Vocab

admonish
Admonish
  • Warn or reprimand someone firmly
  • SYN: Advise, warn, notice, forewarn
  • ANTONYM: allow, compliment, permit
breach
Breach
  • An act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct
  • SYN: crack, break, hole, rupture
  • ANTONYM: agreement, closing, solid
  • Example: Waterpark rules
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaLXyDpuaVQ
brigand
Brigand
  • A member of a gang that ambushes and robs people in forests and mountains
  • SYN: bandit, desperado, marauder
  • ANTONYM: good Samaritan
  • Example: Scooby Doo pirates ambush
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAnre-EnUK0
circumspect
Circumspect
  • Wary and unwilling to take risks
  • SYN: careful, prudent, vigilant
  • ANTONYM: careless, foolish, reckless
  • Example: Hermione Granger
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P76rU-C4pXg
commandeer
Commandeer
  • Officially take possession or control of (something), usually military purpose
  • SYN: confiscate, hijack, annex, enslave
  • ANTONYM: give, keep, let go, receive
  • Example: Pirates of the Caribbean
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGWYNgjvddc
cumbersome
Cumbersome
  • Large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry or use; unwieldy
  • SYN: bulky, heavy, tiresome, burdensome
  • ANTONYM: aiding, airy, convenient, easy
  • Example: Friends Pivot
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2u0sN9stbA
deadlock
Deadlock
  • A situation, typically one involving opposing parties, in which no progress can be made
  • SYN: gridlock, predicament,
  • standoff, standstill
  • ANTONYM: good fortune,
  • solution
debris
Debris
  • Scattered fragments, typically of something wrecked or destroyed
  • SYN: junk, remains, rubbish, rubble
  • ANTONYM: processions, sense, mementos, neatness
diffuse
Diffuse
  • Spread or cause to spread information over a wide area or among a large number of people
  • SYN: broadcast, circulated, diluted
  • ANTONYM: concentrated, condensed, brief
  • Example: MLK I have a dream
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAtOV_cp2b8
dilemma
Dilemma
  • A situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives
  • SYN: difficulty, embarrassment, impasse, mess
  • ANTONYM: good fortune, solution, advantageDi
  • Example: Dilemma by Nelly
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WYHDfJDPDc
  • Based on the lyrics in the song Dilemma by Nelly it is about a girl who is interested in Nelly, but cannot pursue it because she is already involved in a relationship with someone else.
efface
Efface
  • Erase (a mark) from a surface
  • SYN: cancel, delete, destroy, edit
  • ANTONYM: build, construct, create
muddle
Muddle
  • Bring into a disordered or confusing state
  • SYN: chaos, botch, clutter, confusion
  • ANTONYM: advantage, blessing, calm, clarity
  • Example: Black Friday shopping
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xL8rE9DT4g
opinionated
Opinionated
  • Conceitedly assertive and dogmatic in one’s opinions
  • SYN: assertive, cocky, stubborn
  • ANTONYM: shy, compromising, indifferent
perennial
Perennial
  • lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time
  • SYN: chronic, continuing, eternal, longstanding
  • ANTONYM: ceasing, ending, halting, occasional
predispose
Predispose
  • Make someone liable or inclined to a specified attitude, action, or condition
  • SYN: incline, activate, affect, induce
  • ANTONYM: be fair, comply, consent
relinquish
Relinquish
  • Voluntarily cease to keep or claim; give up
  • SYN:
  • ANTONYM:
  • Example: Princess Diaries
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpnl9rrmpqk
salvage
Salvage
  • Rescue (a wrecked or disabled ship or its cargo) from loss at sea
  • SYN:
  • ANTONYM:
  • Example: saving man from the titanic
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmMWNAV3vRM
spasmodic
Spasmodic
  • Occurring or done in brief, Irregular bursts
  • SYN:
  • ANTONYM:
  • Example: Prancercise
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-50GjySwew
spurious
Spurious
  • No being what it is supposed to be; false or fake
  • SYN:
  • ANTONYM:
unbridled
Unbridled
  • Uncontrolled; Unconstrained
  • SYN:
  • ANTONYM:
  • Example: Sandman in football stadium
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blzftASduNc