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adage
A saying with a lesson or observation about life.
bonanza
Something valuable or a large amount of something good.
churlish
Difficult, sullen
citadel
Fortress, well-defended city
collaborate
Work together
decree
Command certain behavior or results
discordant
disagreeing, quarreling
evolve
Develop over time
excerpt
A brief section of a larger work
grope
Grab blindly for
hover
Hold still in one place, typically in the air
jostle
push & shove
laggard
someone who trails behind
plaudits
praise for accomplishment
preclude
prevent from happening
servile
Subservient to, cravenly submissive
avowed
Declared openly, strongly
detriment
harm, damage
glut
An overabundance of
incognito
In a way that avoids recognition
oblique
not straightforward, at an angle not parallel or perpendicular
venerate
Worship, raise up
audacious
bold, risk-taking
devoid
Completely lacking in
instigate
begin or encourage the taking of an action
prodigious
huge quantity, amazing
nonentity
a nobody, someone ignored or having no impact
oust
Remove from a position (by force)
promonotory
Mountain or outcrop overlooking lowlands or water
recourse
turn to something or someone for help or redress
solicitious
concerned or anxious, very careful
staid
Calm, unchanging, sedate, boring
abashed
undermine self-confidence, embarrass
finesse
refinement, delicacy. Skillful handling of a situation
proxy
Substitute or intermediary authorized to act for another