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(n.) a proverb, wise saying
adage
(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 or gain
bonanza
(adj.) lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work with or deal with; rude
churlish
(n.)a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place
citadel
(v.) to work with, work together
collaborate
(n.) an order having the force of law; (v.) to issue such an order; to command firmly or forcefully
decree
(adj.) disagreeable in sound, jarring; lacking in harmony, conflicting
discordant
(v.) to develop gradually; to rise to a higher level
evolve
(n.) a passage taken from a book, article, etc.; (v.) to take such a passage; to quote
excerpt
(v.) to feel hesitantly with the hands; to search blindly and uncertainly
grope
(v.) to float or hang suspended over; to move back and forth uncertainly over or around
hover
(v.) to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing; to bump, shove, brush against; to compete for
jostle
(n.) a person who moves slowly or falls behind; (adj.) falling behind; slow to move, act, or respond
laggard
(n. pl.) applause, enthusiastic praise or approval
plaudits
(v.) to make impossible, prevent, shut out
preclude
(v.) to return, go back
revert
(n.) broken stone or bricks; ruins
rubble
(adj.) of or relating to a slave; behaving like or suitable for a slave or servant, menial; lacking spirit or independence, abjectly submissive
servile
(n.) a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention
vigil
(v.) to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way; to abtain by argument; to herd; (n.) a noisy quarrel
wrangle