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(n) a proverb, wise saying
adage
(n) a rich mass of ore in a mine; something very valuable, profitable, or rewarding; a source or wealth or prosperity; a very large amount; sudden profit or gain
bonanza
(adj) lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work with or deal with; rude
churlish
(n) a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place
citadel
(v) to work with, work together
collaborate
(n) an order having the force of law
(v) to issue such and order; to command firmly or forcefully
decree
(adj) disagreeable in sound, jarring; lacking in harmony, conflicting
discordant
(v) to develope gradually; to rise to a higher level
evolve
(n) a passage taken from a book, article, etc
(v) to take such a passage; to quote
excerpt
(v) to feel about hesitantly with the hands; to search blindly and uncertainly
grope
(v) to float or hang suspended over; to move back and forth uncertainly over or around
hover
(v) to make or force one's way by puching or elbowing; to bump, shove, brush against; to compete for
jostle
(n) a person who moves slowly or falls behing
(adj) falling behind; slow to move, act, or respond
laggard
(n pl) applause, enthusiastic praise or approval
plaudits
(v) to make impossible, prevent, shut out
preclude
(v) to return, go back
revert
(n) broken stone or bricks; ruins
rubble
(adj) of or relating to a slave; behaving like or suitable for a slave or a servant, menial; lacking spirit or independence, abjectly submissive
servile
(n) a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention
vigil
(v) to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way; to abtain by argument; to herd
(n) a noisy quarrel
wrangle
(n pl) ridiculous and unpredictable behavior or actions
antics
(adj part) declared openly and without shame, acknowledged
avowed
(v) to exchange playful remards, tease
(n) talk that is playful and teasing
banter
(adj) gving freely, generous; plentiful, given abundantly
bountiful
(adj part) overcrowded, filled or occupied to excess
congested
(n) harm or loss; injury, damage; a disadvantage; a cause of harm, injury, loss, or damage
detriment
(adj) sturdy, not easily worn out or destroyed; lasting for a long time;
(n pl) consumer goods used repeatedly over a series of years
durable
(adj) energetic, willing and able to start something new; showing boldness and imagination
enterprising
(adj) economical, avoiding waste and luxury; scanty, poor, meager
frugal
(adj adv) with extreme care or caution
gingerly
(v) to provide more than is needed or wanted; to feed or fill to the point of overstuffing
(n) an oversupply
glut
(adj adv) in a disguised state, under an assumed name or identity
(n) the state of beinng disguised; a person in disguise
incognito
(v) to make valueless, take away all force or effect
invalidate
(adj) described in well-known stories; existing in old staries rather than in real life
legendary
(v) to make as small as possible, make the least of; to make smaller than before
minimize
(adj) slanting or sloping; not straightforward or direct
oblique
(v) to change direction or course suddenly, turn aside, shift, swerve
veer
(v) to regard with reverence, look up to with great respect
venerate
(adj) reckless; heartless, unjustifiable; loose in morals
(n) a spoiled, pampered person; one with low morals
wanton
(v) to cripple, disable, injure, mar, disfigure, mutilate
maim
(v) to assign or distribute in shares or portions
allot
(v) to bring together, collect, gather, especially for oneself; to come together, assemble
amass
(adj) bold, adventurous, recklessly daring
audacious
(v) to yeild to a request or command
comply
(adj) not having or using, lacking
devoid
(n) the choice part of a group of people or things
(adj) superior
elite
(n) an iron hook used to grab and hold
(v) to come to grips with, srestle or fight with
grapple
(v) to deprive of strength or ability; to make legally ineligible
incapacitate
(v) to urge on; to stir up, provoke, start, incite
instigate
(n) long life, long duration, length of life
longevity
(adj) in very great numbers
(n) a very great number
myriad
(n) a point of view or general standpoint from which different things are viewed, physically or mentally; the appearance to the eye of various objects at a given time, place, or distance
perspective
(v) to trouble, make uneasy; to disturb greatly; to throw into confusion
perturb
(adj) immense, extraordinary in bulk, size, or degree
prodigious
(adj) connected with or related to the matter at hand
relevant
(adj) extremely nervous and easily frightened; shy or timid; extremely cautious; unstable, undependable
skittish
(n) a rope or chain used to fasten something to a fixed object; the outer limit of strength or resources
(v) to fasten with a rope or chain
tether
(n) a sounding together; agreement or accord
unison
(v) to compete; to strive for victory or superiority
vie
(adj) stubbornly self-willed; done on purpose, deliberate
willful