Unit 1 Vocabulary Workshop, Level C

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  1. ADAGE
    Definition: Short pithy, wise saying, a proverb, an aphorism; concise statement of wisdom or life truth

    • Synonym: maxim, saw, aphorism
    • Antonym: 0
    • Part of Speech: noun

    • Sentence:
    • Benjamin Franklin, well known for his memorable maxims, first published many of his notable adages in Poor Richard's Almanac.
  2. BONANZA
    Definition: 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

    • Synonym: windfall
    • Antonym: 0
    • Part of Speech: noun

    • Sentence:
    • Minnie the Miner's recent windfall easily traces back to a cave in the Blackhills and its hidden bonanza of gold.
  3. CHURLISH
    Definition: lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work with or deal with; rude

    • Synonym: surly, ill-tempered
    • Antonym: courteous, civil, well-mannered
    • Part of Speech: adjective

    • Sentence:
    • A surly response to a teacher on the first day of school quickly reveals a churlish student.
  4. CITADEL
    Definition: a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place

    • Synonym: fort, stronghold, bulwark, bastion
    • Antonym: 0
    • Part of Speech: noun

    • Sentence:
    • A stronghold built during the Middle Ages, the citadel overlooking Assisi is now a favorite tourist destination.
  5. COLLABORATE
    Definition: to work with; work together
  6. DECREE
    Definition: an order having the force of law; to issue such an order; to command firmly or forcefully
  7. DISCORDANT
    Definition: diagreeable in sound, jarring; lacking in harmony, conflicting
  8. EVOLVE
    Definition: to develop gradually; to rise to a higher level
  9. EXCERPT
    Definition: a passage taken from a book, article, etc.; to take such a passage; to quote
  10. GROPE
    Definition: to feel about hesitantly with the hands; to search blindly and uncertainly
  11. HOVER
    Definition: to float or hang suspended over; to move back and forth uncertainly over or around
  12. JOSTLE
    Definition: to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing; to bump, shove, brush against; to compete for
  13. LAGGARD
    Definition: a person who moves slowly or falls behind; falling behind; slow to move, act, or respond
  14. PLAUDITS
    Definition: applause; enthusiastic praise or approval
  15. PRECLUDE
    Definition: to make impossible, prevent, shut out
  16. REVERT
    Definition: to return, go back
  17. RUBBLE
    Definition: broken stone or bricks; ruins
  18. SERVILE
    Definition: of or relating to a slave; behaving like or suitable for a slave or a servant, menial; lacking spirit or independence, abjectly submissive
  19. VIGIL
    Definition: a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention
  20. WRANGLE
    Definition: to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way; to obtain by argument; to herd; a noisy argument

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