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wrangle
verb- to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way,to obtain by argument,to heard.(noun)a noisy quarrel.
a nasty wrangle with the clerk.
decree
noun-an order of having the force of law(verb)-to issue such an order,to command firmly or forcefully
a papal decree
serville
adj.-of or relating to a slave,behaving like or suitible for a slave or a servant,menial. laking spirit or independance,abjectly submissive.
disgusted by such serville flattery
discordant
adj.- disagreeable in sound,jarring,laking in harmony,conflicting
struck a discordant note
vigill
noun- a watch, especially at night,any period of watchful attention.
take part in the all-night watch.
excerpt
noun- a passage taken from a book,article,etc.(verb)to take such a passage from, to quote.
choose an excerpt from the essay.
plaudits
plural noun- applause,inthusiastic praise,or approval.
accepet the plaudits of his fans.
bonanza
noun- a rich mass of ore in a mine, something very valueble,profitable, or rewarding a source of wealth or prosperity, a very large amount
a box office bonanza
preclude
verb- to make impossible,prevent,shut out
preclude a second chance.
revert
verb- to return, go back
revert to its original owner
jostle
verb- to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing,to bump,shove,brush against, to vie for.
jostle by other riders on the bus.
hover
verb- to float or hang suspended over , to move back and forth uncertainly over or around.
vultures hover in the air.
rubble
noun-broken stones or bricks,ruins.
searched among the rubble.
callaborate
verb- to work with, work together
callaborate on a project
Adage
noun- a proverb, wise saying

quote an old adage
citadel
noun- a fortress that overlooks and protects a city,any strong or commanding place
the citadel that guarded Trou
evolve
verb-to develop gradually, to rise to a higher leavel.
notes that evolve into a book
laggard
noun- a person who moves slowly or falls behind.(adj.)-falling behind, slow to move,act, or respond.
laggard in their payments.
churlish
adj.- lacking politeness or good manners,laking sensetivity,difficult to work with or deal with,rude
annoyed by his churlish reply
grope
verb-to feel about hesitantly with the hands, to search blindly and uncertantly.
grope in the dark for the light swich.