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adage
(n.) a proverb, wise saying

SYNONYMS: maxim, saw, aphorism
bonanza
(n.) a rich mass of ore in a mine; something very valuable, profitable, or rewarding; a source of wealth or properity; a very large amount; sudden profit or gain

SYNONYMS: windfall
churlish
(adj.) lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work with or deal with; rude

SYNONYMS: surly, ill-tempered
ANTONYMS: curteous, civil, well-mannered
citadel
(n.) a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place

SYNONYMS: fort, stronghold, bulwark, bastion
collaborate
(v.) to work with, work together

SYNONYMS: team up, join forces
ANTONYMS: work alone
decree
(n.) an order having the force of law; (v.) to issue such an order; to command firmly or forcefully

SYNONYMS: (n.) proclamation, edict; (v.) proclaim
discordant
(adj.) disagreeable in sound, jarring; lacking in harmony, conflicting

SYNONYMS: grating, shrill, different, divergent
ANTOYNMS: harmonious, in agreement
evolve
(v.) to develop gradually; to rise to a higher level

SYNONYMS: unfold, emerge
ANTONYMS: wither, shrivel up, atrophy
excerpt
(n.) a passage taken from a book, article, etc; (v.) to take such a passage; to quote

SYNONYMS: portion, section, extract
grope
(v.) to feel about hesitantly with the hands; to search blindly and uncertainly

SYNONYMS: fumble for; cast about for
hover
(v.) to float or hang suspended over; to move back and forth uncertainly over and around

SYNONYMS: linger, waver, seesaw
ANTONYMS: soar
jostle
(v.) to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing; to bump, shove, brush against; to compete for

SYNONYMS: push
laggard
(n.) a person who moves slowly or falls behind; (adj.) falling behind; slow to move, act, or respond

SYNONYMS: slowpoke, straggler; (adj.) sluggish
ANTONYMS: (n.) early bird; (adj.) swift, speedy, prompt
plaudits
(n. pl.) applause; enthusiastic praise or approval

SYNONYMS: cheers, acclaim
ANTONYMS: boos, disapproval, ridicule
preclude
(v.) to make impossible, prevent, shut out

SYNONYMS: hinder, check, stop
ANTONYMS: help, promote, facilitate
revert
(v.) to return, go back

SYNONYMS: relapse, regress
ANTONYMS: progress, advance
rubble
(n.) broken stone or bricks; ruins

SYNONYMS: wreckage, debris
servile
(adj.) of or relating to a slave; behaving like or suitable for a slave or a servant, menial; lacking spirit or independence, abjectly submissive

SYNONYMS: slavish, groveling, fawning
ANTONYMS: masterly, overbearing
vigil
(n.) a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention
wrangle
(v.) to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way; to obtain by argument; to herd (n.) a noisy quarrel

SYNONYMS: (v.) squabble, bicker
ANTONYMS: agree, concur