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revert
(re vert')
(v.)to return, go back

SYN: relapse, regress
ANT: progress, advance
decree
(di kree')
(n.)an order having the force of law
(v.)to issue such an order; to command firmly or forcefully

SYN: (n.)proclamation, edict
(v.)proclaim
laggard
(lag' urd)
(n.)a person who moves slowly or falls behind
(adj.)falling behind, slow to move, act, or respond

SYN:(n.)slowpoke, straggler
(adj.)sluggish
ANT:(n.)early bird
(adj.)swift, speedy, prompt

SYN: (n.)
evolve
(e valv')
(v.)to develop gradually; to rise to a higher level

SYN: unfold, emerge
ANT: wither, shrivel up, atrophy
preclude
(pre klude')
(v.)to make impossible, prevent, shut out

SYN: hinder, check, stop
ANT: help, promote, facilitate
citadel
(sit' e del)
(n.) a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place

SYN: fort, stronghold, bulwark, bastion
rubble
(rub' el)
(n.)broken stone or bricks; ruins

SYN: wreckage, debris
jostle
(jas' el)
(v.)to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing; to bump, shove, brush against; to compete for

SYN: push
collaborate
(ke lab' e rate)
(v.)to work w/, work together

SYN: team up, join forces
ANT: work alone
discordant
(discor' dent)
(adj.)disagreeable in sound, jarring; lacking in harmony, conflicting

SYN: grating, shrill, different, divergent
ANT: harmonious, in agreement
plaudits
(plo' ditz)
(n. pl.)applause; enthusiastic praise or approval

SYN: cheers, acclaim
ANT: boos, disapproval, ridicule
churlish
(chur' lish)
(adj.)lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work with or deal with; rude

SYN: surly, ill-tempered
ANT: courteous, civil, well-mannered
hover
(hov' er)
(v.)to float or hang suspended over; to move back and forth uncertainly over or around

SYN: linger, waver, seesaw
ANT: soar
bonanza
(be nan'ze)
(n.)a rich mass of ore in a mine; something very valuable, profitable, or rewarding; a source of wealth or prosperity; very large amount; sudden profit or gain

SYN: windfall
vigil
(vij' el)
(n.)a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention
adage
(ad'ij)
(n.)a proverb, wise saying

SYN: maxim, saw, aphorism
wrangle
(rang' gle)
(v.)to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way; to obtain by argument; to herd
(n.)a noisy quarrel

SYN: (v.)squabble, bicker
ANT: (v.)agree, concur
grope
(grop)
(v.)to feel about hesitantly w/the hands; to search blindly and uncertainly

SYN: fumble for, cast about for
servile
(ser' vile)
(adj.)of or relating to a slave; behaving like or suitable or a servant, menial; lacking spirit or independence, abjectly submissive

SYN: slavish, groveling, fawning
ANT: masterly, overbearing
excerpt
(ek' cerpt)
(n.)a passage taken from a book, article, etc.
(v.)to take such a passage; to quote

SYN: (n.)portion, section, extract