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ADAGE (ad' ij)
(n) proverb; wise saying

synonym: maxim, saw, aphorism
One way to begin an informal sppech or an oral report is to quote an old __________
BONANZA (be nan' ze)
(n) rich mass of ore in a mine; something very valuable, prfotiable or rewarding; a source of wealth or prosperity; a very large anount; sudden profit or gain

Synonym: windfall
The thrilling adventure movie set in Alaska proved to be a box-office __________
CHURLISH (cher' lish)
(adj) lacking politeness or good mannersl lacking sensitivityl difficult to work with or deal with; rude

Synonym: surly, ill tempered

Antonym: courteous, civil, well-mannered
The store manager isntructed all the salesclerks to avoid __________ replies to customers' questions.
CITADEL (sit' e del)
(n) a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place

Synonym: fort, stronghold, bulwark, bastion
A medieval ______________ once guarded the capital city of the Greek island of Rhodes.
COLLABORATE (ke lab' e rat)
(v) to work with, work together

Synonym: team up, join forces

AntonymL work alone
Several students plan to __________ on a geology project for the annual science fair.
DECREE (di kre')
(n) an order having the force of law;
(v) to issue such an order; to command forcefully or firmly

Synonym: (n) proclamation, edict
Synonym: (v) proclaim
There went forth a _______ from Caesar Augustun that all the world should be taxed.
Why does nature always seem to ___________ nasty weather for our annual family picnic?
DISCORDANT (dis kor' dent)
(adj) disagreeable in cound, jarring; lacking in harmony, conflicting

Synonym: gratign, shrill, different, divergent

Antonym: harmonious, in agreement
Theie little spat struck a ________ note in our otherwise happpy family get-together
EVOLVE (e valv')
(v) to develop gradually; to rise to a higher level

Synonym: unfold, emerge

Antonym: wither, shrivel up, atrophy
Authors hope that thier notes, descriptions and character skethces will _____ into a book.
BONANZA (be nan' ze)
(n) rich mass of ore in a mine; something very valuable, prfotiable or rewarding; a source of wealth or prosperity; a very large anount; sudden profit or gain

Synonym: windfall
The thrilling adventure movie set in Alaska proved to be a box-office __________
CHURLISH (cher' lish)
(adj) lacking politeness or good mannersl lacking sensitivityl difficult to work with or deal with; rude

Synonym: surly, ill tempered

Antonym: courteous, civil, well-mannered
The store manager isntructed all the salesclerks to avoid __________ replies to customers' questions.
CITADEL (sit' e del)
(n) a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place

Synonym: fort, stronghold, bulwark, bastion
A medieval ______________ once guarded the capital city of the Greek island of Rhodes.
COLLABORATE (ke lab' e rat)
(v) to work with, work together

Synonym: team up, join forces

AntonymL work alone
Several students plan to __________ on a geology project for the annual science fair.
DECREE (di kre')
(n) an order having the force of law;
(v) to issue such an order; to command forcefully or firmly

Synonym: (n) proclamation, edict
Synonym: (v) proclaim
There went forth a _______ from Caesar Augustun that all the world should be taxed.
Why does nature always seem to ___________ nasty weather for our annual family picnic?
DISCORDANT (dis kor' dent)
(adj) disagreeable in cound, jarring; lacking in harmony, conflicting

Synonym: gratign, shrill, different, divergent

Antonym: harmonious, in agreement
Theie little spat struck a ________ note in our otherwise happpy family get-together
EVOLVE (e valv')
(v) to develop gradually; to rise to a higher level

Synonym: unfold, emerge

Antonym: wither, shrivel up, atrophy
Authors hope that thier notes, descriptions and character skethces will _____ into a book.