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adage
[n] a proverb, wise saying

quote an old ______
bonanza
[n] a rich mass of ore in a mine; something very valuable, profitable, or rewarding; a source of wealth or prosperity; a very large amount.

a box office________
churlish
[adj] lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work with or deal with; rude

annoyed by his _______ reply
citadel
[n] a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place

the ________ that guarded Troy
collaborate
[v] to work with, work together

let's _______ on this
decree
[n] an order having the force of law;
[v] to issue such an order; to command firmly or forcefully
discordant
[adj] disagreeable in sound, jarring; lacking in harmony, conflicing

struck a _________ note
evolve
[v] to develep gradually; to rise to a higher level

notes that _______ into a book
excerpt
[n] a passage taken from a book, article, etc.
[v] to take such a passage; to quote

choose an ________ from this book
grope
[v] to feel about hesitantly with the hands; to search blindly and uncertainly

_______ in the dark for the flashlight
hover
[v] to float or hang suspended over; to move back and forth uncertainly over or around

vultures _____ in the air
jostle
[v] to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing; to bump, shove, brush against; to vie for

________ by other iders on the bus
laggard
[n] a person who moves slowly or falls behind
[adj] falling behind; slow to move, act, or respond

________ in their payments
plaudits
[ pl. n.] applause, enthusiastic praise or approval

accept the _______ of his fans
preclude
[v] to make impossible, prevent, shut out

________ a second chance
revert
[v] to return, go back

______to its original owner
rubble
[n] broken stone or bricks