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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 manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work with or deal with; rude

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

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

jostle

(v.) to make or force one's way by pushing or


elbowing; to bump, brush against; to compete for

laggard

(n.) a person who moves slowly or falls behind


(adj.) falling behind; slow to move, act, or respond

plaudits

(n.) applause; enthusiastic praise or approval

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