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adage
(n) a proverb wise saying
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; sudden profit or gain
churlish
(adj) lacking politeness or good manner
citadel
(n) a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place
collaborate
(v) to work with, work together
decree
(n) an order having the force of law;
(v) to issue such an order; to command firmly or forcefully
discordant
(adj.) disagreeable in sound, jarring; lacking in harmony, conflicting
evolve
(v) to develop gradually; to rise to a higher level
excerpt
(n) a passage taken from a book, article, etc;
(v) to take such a passage; to quote
grope
(v) to feel about hesitantly with the hands; to search blindly and uncertainly
hover
(v) to float or hang suspended over; to move back and forth uncertainly over or around
plaudits
(n.pl.) applause; enthusiastic praise or approval
jostle
(v) to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing; to bump, shove, brush against; to compete for
laggard
(n) a person who moves slowly or falls behind;
(adj) falling behind; slow to move, act, or respond
preclude
(v) to make impossible, prevent, shut out
revert
(v) to return, go back
rubble
(n) broken stone or bricks; ruins
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
vigil
(n) a watch, especially at night;
any period of watchful attention
wrangle
(v) to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way;
to obtain by argument;
to herd;
(n) a noisy quarrel