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