Vocabulary Workshop Unit 1 Level D English 9

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Vocabulary Workshop Unit 1 Level D English 9 A

Vocabulary Workshop Unit 1 Level D English 9 A

Admonish �(v) to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of

Admonish �(v) to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty �Synonym: warn, call on the carpet �Antonym: praise, pat on the back

Breach �(n) an opening, gap, rupture, rift; a violation or infraction; (v) to create

Breach �(n) an opening, gap, rupture, rift; a violation or infraction; (v) to create an opening, break through �Antonym: (v) close, seal

Brigand �(n) bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman

Brigand �(n) bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman

Cumbersome �(adj) clumsy, hard to handle; slow-moving �Synonym: ponderous �Antonym: manageable, easy to handle

Cumbersome �(adj) clumsy, hard to handle; slow-moving �Synonym: ponderous �Antonym: manageable, easy to handle

commandeer �(v) to seize for military or official use �Synonym: take over, requisition, expropriate

commandeer �(v) to seize for military or official use �Synonym: take over, requisition, expropriate "Well, then, I confess. It is my intention to commandeer one of these ships, pick up a crew in Tortuga, raid, pillage, plunder, and otherwise pilfer my weaselly black guts out. “ Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Deadlock �(n) n. a standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces or

Deadlock �(n) n. a standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces or factions; (v) to bring to such a standstill �Synonym: standoff, stalemate, impasse �Antonym: agreement, accord, breakthrough

Debris �(n) scattered fragments, wreckage �Synonym: rubble, flotsam and jetsam

Debris �(n) scattered fragments, wreckage �Synonym: rubble, flotsam and jetsam

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

Diffuse �(v)to spread or scatter freely or widely; (adj) wordy, long-winded, or unfocused; scattered or widely spread �Synonym: (v) disperse; (adj) rambling, verbose �Antonym: (v) concentrate; (adj) brief, concise, succinct

Dilemma �(n) a difficult or perplexing situation or problem �Synonym: predicament, quandary, pickle, bind

Dilemma �(n) a difficult or perplexing situation or problem �Synonym: predicament, quandary, pickle, bind �Antonym: cinch

Efface �(v) to wipe out; to keep oneself from being notice �Synonym: blot out,

Efface �(v) to wipe out; to keep oneself from being notice �Synonym: blot out, erase, obliterate, expunge

Muddle �(v) to make a mess of, muddle through, to get by; (n) a

Muddle �(v) to make a mess of, muddle through, to get by; (n) a hopeless mess �Synonym: (v) jumble, mess up; (n) confusion, disorder �Antonym: (n) orderliness, tidness, neatness

Opinionated �(adj) stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one’s own ideas, having a

Opinionated �(adj) stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one’s own ideas, having a closed mind �Synonym: obstinate, pigheaded, inflexible �Antonym: open-minded, reasonable

Perennial �(adj) lasting for a long time, persistent; (n) a plant that lives for

Perennial �(adj) lasting for a long time, persistent; (n) a plant that lives for many years �Synonym: (adj) enduring, recurring �Antonym: (adj) brief, short-lived, fleeting

Predisposed �(v) to incline to beforehand �Synonym: make susceptible to �Antonyms: immunize against, shield

Predisposed �(v) to incline to beforehand �Synonym: make susceptible to �Antonyms: immunize against, shield from

Relinquish �(v) to let go, give up �Synonym: surrender, abandon �Antonym: hold on to,

Relinquish �(v) to let go, give up �Synonym: surrender, abandon �Antonym: hold on to, keep, retain, cling to

Salvage �(v) to save from fire or shipwreck; (n) property thus saved �Synonym: (v)

Salvage �(v) to save from fire or shipwreck; (n) property thus saved �Synonym: (v) rescue, recover, retrieve, reclaim �Antonym: (v) abandon, scrap, junk

Spasmodic �(adj) sudden and violent but brief, fitful; intermittent �Synonym: irregular, occasional �Antonym: steady,

Spasmodic �(adj) sudden and violent but brief, fitful; intermittent �Synonym: irregular, occasional �Antonym: steady, continuous, chronic

Spurious �(adj) not genuine, not true, not valid �Synonym: false, counterfeit, fraudulent, bogus �Antonym:

Spurious �(adj) not genuine, not true, not valid �Synonym: false, counterfeit, fraudulent, bogus �Antonym: genuine, authentic, bona fide, valid

Unbridled �(adj) uncontrolled, lacking in restraint �Synonym: unrestrained, unchecked �Antonym: restrained, held in check,

Unbridled �(adj) uncontrolled, lacking in restraint �Synonym: unrestrained, unchecked �Antonym: restrained, held in check, muted The Unbridled Spirit by Nancy Glazier