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vigil
(n) a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention
jostle
(v) to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing; to bump, shove, brush against; to vie for
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 boook, article, etc.
(v) to take such a passage; to quote
revert
(v) to return, go back
laggard
(n) a person who moves slowly or falls behind; slow to move, act, or respond
preclude
(v) to make impossable, prevent, shut out
churlish
(adj) lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work with or deal with; rude
rubble
(n) broken stone or bricks; ruins
grope
(v) to feel about hesitantly with the hands; to search blindly and uncertainly
servile
(adj) of or relating to a slave; behaving like or suitable for a slave or a servent, menial; lacking spirt or independance, abjectly submissive
decree
(n) an order having the force of law
(v) to issue such an order; to command firmly or forcefully
plaudits
(pl n) applause; entbhusiastic praise or approval
collaborate
(v) to work with, work together
hover
(v) to float or hang suspeneded over; to move back and forth uncertainly over or around
adage
(n) a proverb, wise saying
evolve
(v) to develop gradually; to rise to a higher level
discordant
(adj) disagreeable in sound, jarring; lacking in harmony, conflicting
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
citadel
(n) a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place