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(n) a proverb, wise saying

SY: maxim, saw, aphorism
adage
(n) a rich mass of one in a mine; a source of wealth or prosperity; a very large amount; sudden profit or gain

SY: windfall
bonanza
(adj) lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sansitivity; difficult to work with or deal with; rude

SY: surly, ill-tempered

AN: Couteous, civil, well-mannered
churlish
(n) a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place

SY: fort, stronghold, bulwark, bastion
citadel
(v) to work with, work together

SY: team up, join forces

AN: work alone
collaborate
(n) an order having the force of law; (v) to issue such an order; to commnand firmly or forcefully

SY: (n) proclamation, edict; (v) proclaim
decree
(adj) disagreeable in sound; lacking in harmony, conflicting

SY: grating, shrill, different, divergent

AN: harmonious, in agreement
discordant
(v) to develop gradually; to rise to a higher level

SY: unfold, emerge

AN: wither,shrivel up, atroghy
evolve
(n) a passage taken from a book, article, etc.; (v) to take such a passage; to quote

SY: (n) portion, section, extract
excerpt
(v) to feel about hestitantly with the hands; to; search blindiy and uncertainly

SY: fumble for, cast about for
grope
(v) to float or hang suspended over; to move back and forth uncetainly over or around

SY: linger, waver, seesaw

AN: soar
hover
(v) to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing; to bump, shove, brush against; to complete for

SY: push
jostle
(n) a person who moves slowly or falls behind; (adj) falling behind; slow to move, act, or respond

SY: (n) slowpoke, straggler; (adj) sluggish

AN: (n) early bird; (adj) swift, speedy, prompt
laggard
(n pl) applause; anthusiastic praise or approval

SY: hinder, cheak, stop

AN: help, promote, facilitate
plaudits
(v) to make impossible, prevent, shut out

SY: hinder, cheak stop

AN: help, promote, facilitate
preclude
(v) to return, go back

SY: relapse, regress

AN: progress,advance
revert
(n) broken stone or bricks; ruins

SY: wreckage, debris
rubble
(adj) of or relating to a slave; behaving like or suitable for a slave or a servent, menial; lacking spirit or independance, abjectly submissive

SY: slavish, groveling, fawning

AN: masterly, overbearing
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

SY: (v) squabble, bicker

AN: (v) agree, concur
wrangle