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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; source of wealth or prosperity; a very large amount; sudden profit or gain
Churlish
(adj.) laking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work with or deal with; rude
Citadel
(n.) a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place
Collaborate
(v.) to work with, work together
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, conflicting
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 the 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, shove, brush against; to compete for
Laggard
(n.) a person who moves slowly or falls behind; slow to move, act or respond
Plaudits
(n.pl.) applause; enthusiastic praise or approval
Preclude
(v.) to make impossible, 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 for a slave or a servant, menial; lacking spirit or independence, abjectly submissive
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 arguement; to herd; (n.) a noisy quarrel