Vocabulary

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  1. (n.) a proverb, wise saying
    adage
  2. (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 of gain.
    bonanza
  3. (adj.) lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; diffucult to work with or deal with; rude
    churlish
  4. (n.) a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong commanding place
    citadel
  5. (v.) to work with, work together
    collaborate
  6. (n.) an order having the force of law; (v.) to issue such an order; to cammand firmly or forcefully
    decree
  7. (adj.) disagreeable in sound, jarring; lacking in harmony, conflicting
    discordant
  8. (v.) to develop gradually; to rise to a higher level
    evolve
  9. (n.) a passage taken from a book, article, etc.;(v.) to take such a passage; to quote
    excerpt
  10. (v.) to feel about hesitantly with the hands; to search blindly and uncertainly
    grope
  11. (v.) to float or hand suspended over; to move back and forth uncertainly over or around
    hover
  12. (v.) to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing; to bump, shove, brush against; to compete for
    jostle
  13. (n.) a person who moves slowl or falls behind; (adj.) falling behind; slow to move, act, or respond
    laggard
  14. (n. pl.) applause; enthusiastic praise or approval
    plaudits
  15. (v.) to make impossible, prevent, shut out
    preclude
  16. (v.) to return, go back
    revert
  17. (n.) broken stone or bricks; ruin
    rubble
  18. (adj.) of or relating to a slave; behaving like or suitable for a slave or a servan, menial; lacking spirit or independence, abjectly submissive
    servile
  19. (n.) a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention
    vigil
  20. (v.) to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way; to obain by argument; to heard; (n.) a noisy quarrel
    wrangle

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