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jostle
(v.) to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing; to bump, shove, brush against; to vie for

_____by other riders on the bus
collaborate
(v.) to work with, work together

_____on a project
hover
(v.) to flloat or hang suspended over; to move back and forth uncertainly over and around

vultures_____in the air
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

a box office_____
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

disgusted by such_____flattery
churlish
(adj.) lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work with or deal with; rude

annoyed by his_____ reply
vigil
(n.) a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention

take part in an all-night_____
adage
(n.) a proverb, wise saying

quote an old____
rubble
(n.) broken stones or bricks; ruins

searched among the_____
grope
(v.) to feel about hesitantly with the hands; to search blindly and uncertainly

_____in the dark for a light switch
wrangle
(v.) to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way; to obtain by argument; to herd; (n.) a noisy quarrel

a nasty_____with the clerk
decree
(n.) an order having the force of law; (v.) to issue such an order; to command forcefully

a papal_____
laggard
(n.) a person who moves slowly or falls behind; (adj.) falling behind; slow to move, act, or respond

_____in their payments
discordant
(adj.) disagreeable in sound, jarring; lacking in harmony, conflicting

struck a_____note
revert
(v.) to return, go back

_____to its original owner
(re- do again)
citadel
(n.) a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place

the_____ that guarded Troy
plaudits
(pl. n.) applause; enthusiastic appraise or approval

accept the_____of his fans
excerpt
(n.) a passage taken from a book, article, etc.;(v.) to take such a passage; to quote

choose an_____from the essay
(ex- out of)
preclude
(v.) to make impossible, prevent, shut out

_____a second chance
(pre- before)
evolve
(v.) to develope gradually; to rise to a higher level

notes that_____ into a book