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