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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 of wealth or prosperity; a very large amount; sudden profit or gain
bonanza
(adj.) lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work 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 an order; to command firmly or forcefully
decree
(adj.) disagreeable in sound, jarring; lacking in harmony, conflicting
discordant
(v.) to develop 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 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 pushing or elbowing; to bump, shove, brush against; to compete for
jostle
(n.) a person who moves slowly or falls behind; (adj.) falling behind; slow to move, act, or respond
laggard
(n. pl.) applause; enthsiastic 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 servant, menial; lacking spirit or independance, ajectly 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 obtain 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 remarks, tease;(n.) talk that is playful and teasing
banter
(adj.) giving 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 luxary; 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 being 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 stories (legends) rather than in real life
legendary
(v.) to cripple, disable, injure, mar, disfigure, mutilate
maim
(v.) to make as small as possible, make the last 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; on with low morals
wanton
(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 yield 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, wrestle 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
(v.) to trouble, make uneasy; to disturb greatly; to throw into confusion
perturb
(adj.) immense; extraordinary in bulk, size, or degree
prodigious
(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
(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 togther; agreement or accord
unison
(v.) to compete; to strive for victory or superiority
vie
(adj.) stubbornly self-willed; done on purpose, deliberate
willful