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Adage
(n.) a proverb, wise saying
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, sudden profit of gain
churlish
(adj.) lacking politeness or good manner, lacking sensitivity, difficult to work with or deal with, rude
citadel
a fortess that over looks adn protects a city, any strong or commanding place
collaborate
to work with, work together
decree
an order having the force of law, (v.) to issue an order, to command firmly or forcefully
discordant
(adj.) disagreeavble in sound, jarring, lacking in harmony, comflicting
evolve
(v.) to develop gradually, to rise to a higher level
excerpt
(n.) a passage taken from a book, article, etc. (v.) to take such a passage, to quote
grope
(v.) to feel about hesitantly with hands, to search blindly and uncertainly
hover
(v.) to float or hang suspended over, to move back and forth uncertainly over or around
jostle
(v.) to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing, to bump, brush against, to compete for
laggard
(n.) a person who moves slowly or falls behind, (adj.) falling behind, slow to move, act , or respond
plaudits
(n, pl.) applause, enthusiastic praise or approval.
preclude
(v.) to make impoosible, prevent, shut out
revert
(v.) to return, go back
rubble
(n.) broken stone or bricks, ruins
servile
(adj.) of or relating to a slave, behaving like or suitable to a slave or a servant, menial, lacking spirit or independence, abjectly submissvie
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