Vocabulary Workshop Level D Unit 1 Synonyms and Antonyms

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admonish (s)
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warn, call on the carpet
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admonish (a)
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praise, pat on the back
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breach (s)
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opening, gap, rupture, rift; a violation or infraction; to create an opening, break through
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breach (a)
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close, seal
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brigand (s)
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bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman
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circumspect (s)
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wary, prudent, guarded
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circumspect (a)
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incautious, rash, reckless, heedless
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commandeer (s)
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take over, requisition, expropriate
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cumbersome (s)
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unwieldy, ponderous
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cumbersome (a)
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manageable, easy to handle
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deadlock (s)
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(n.) standoff, stalemate, impasse
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deadlock (a)
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(n.) agreement, accord, breakthrough
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debris (s)
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rubble, detritus, flotsam and jetsam
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diffuse (s)
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(v.) disperse; (adj.) rambling, verbose, prolix
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diffuse (a)
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(v.) concentrate; (adj.) brief, concise, succinct
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dilemma (s)
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predicament, quandary, pickle, bind
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dilemma (a)
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cinch
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efface (s)
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blot out, erase, obliterate, expunge
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muddle (s)
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(v.) jumble, mess up; (n.) confusion, disorder
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muddle (a)
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(n.) orderliness, tidiness, neatness
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opinionated (s)
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obstinate, pigheaded, inflexible
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opinionated (a)
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open-minded, reasonable
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perennial (s)
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enduring, recurring
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perennial (a)
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brief, short-lived, fleeting, ephemeral
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predispose (s)
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make susceptible to
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predispose (a)
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immunize against, shield from
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relinquish (s)
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surrender, abandon
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relinquish (a)
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hold on to, keep, retain, cling to
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salvage (s)
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rescue, recover, retrieve, reclaim
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salvage (a)
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abandon, scrap, junk
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spasmodic (s)
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irregular, occasional
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spasmodic (a)
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steady, continuous, chronic
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spurious (s)
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false, counterfeit, fraudulent, bogus
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spurious (a)
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genuine, authentic, bona fide, valid
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unbridled (s)
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unrestrained, unchecked
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unbridled (a)
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restrained, held in check, muted

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