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Vocabulary Workshop Unit 1A. Take 3-column notes on the following vocabulary words for Unit 1A which consist of the first 10 words for Unit 1 . Complete chart for homework and turn in Wednesday. 3-Column Notes.

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vocabulary workshop unit 1a

Vocabulary WorkshopUnit 1A

Take 3-column notes on the following vocabulary words for Unit 1A which consist of the first 10 words for Unit 1.

Complete chart for homework and turn in Wednesday.

1 admonish v to caution or advise against something to scold mildly to remind of a duty
1. Admonish – (v.) to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty

Synonym: reprimand

Antonym: praise

Mr. Mike had to admonish the mischievous dog several times for

for gnawing on the furniture.

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2. Breach – (n.) an opening, gap, rupture, rift; a violation or infraction; (v.) to create an opening, break through

Antonym: Close, seal

Because of a serious breach in the levy, the town was

flooded in no time.

3 brigand n a bandit robber outlaw
3. Brigand – (n.) a bandit, robber, outlaw

The party goers were attached by a ruthless group of girls

known as the chick brigand.

4 circumspect adj careful cautious
4. Circumspect – (adj.) careful, cautious

It is important for a diplomat to behave in a manner that is both discreet

and circumspect.

5 commandeer v to seize for military or official use
5. Commandeer – (v.) to seize for military or official use

Under certain circumstances the U.S. government has the

right to commandeer private property.

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7. Deadlock – (n.) a standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces or factions; (v.) to bring to such a standstill

The downtown traffic was a miserable deadlock situation due to the

power outage and no working traffic lights.

8 debris n scattered fragments wreckage
8. Debris – (n.) scattered fragments, wreckage

Hurricane Ike left a lot of debris on Galveston Island that eventually floated out to sea.

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9. Diffuse – (v.) to spread or scatter freely or widely (adj.) wordy, long-winded, or unfocused; scattered or widely spread

The scent of lilacs slowly diffuse through the open window.

10 dilemma n a difficult or perplexing situation or problem
10. Dilemma – (n.) a difficult or perplexing situation or problem

Synonym: predicament

Antonym: cinch

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opinionated adj stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one s own ideas having a closed mind
Opinionated – (adj.) stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one’s own ideas, having a closed mind
perennial adj lasting for a long time persistent n a plant that lives for many years
Perennial – (adj.) lasting for a long time, persistent;; (n.) a plant that lives for many years
unbridled adj lacking in restraint
Unbridled – (adj.)lacking in restraint

Sometimes the unbridled enthusiasm

of sports fans can get a little out of hand.