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adage

a proverb, wise saying

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bonanza

- 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

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churlish

- lacking politeness or good manners
- lacking sensitivity
- difficult to work with or deal with
- rude

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citadel

- a fortress that overlooks and protects a city
- any strong or commanding place

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collaborate

to work with, together

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decree

- an order having the force of the law
- to issue such an order
- to command firmly or forcefully

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discordant

disagreeable in sound, jarring; lacking in harmony

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evolve

to develop gradually; to rise to a higher level

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excerpt

- a passage taken from a book, article, etc.
- to take such a passage
- to quote

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grope

to feel about hesitantly with the hands; to search blindly and uncertainly

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hover

to float or hang suspended over; to move back and forth uncertainly over or around

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jostle

- to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing; to bump, brush against;
- to compete for

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laggard

- a person who moves slowly or falls behind
- falling behind; slow to move, act or respond

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plaudits

applause; enthusiastic praise or approval

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preclude

to make impossible, prevent, shut out

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revert

to return, go back

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rubble

broken stone or bricks; ruins

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servile

- act of relating to a slave
- behaving like or suitable for a slave or servant, menial
- lacking spirit or independence, abjectly submissive

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vigil

a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention

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wrangle

- to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way
- to obtain by argument
- to herd
- a noisy quarrel

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syn: maxim, aphorism

adage

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syn: windfall

bonanza

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syn: surly, ill-tempered

churlish

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syn: fort, stronghold, bulwark, bastion

citadel

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syn: team up, join forces

collaborate

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syn: proclamation, edict; proclaim

decree

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syn: grating, shrill, different, divergent, conflicting

discordant

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syn: unfold, emerge

evolve

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syn: portion, section, extract

excerpt

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syn: fumble for, cast about for

grope

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syn: linger, waver, seesaw

hover

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syn: push

jostle

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syn: slowpoke, straggler, sluggish

laggard

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syn: cheers, acclaim

plaudits

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syn: hinder, check, stop

preclude

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syn: relapse, regress

revert

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syn: wreckage

rubble

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syn: slavish, groveling

servile

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syn: squabble, bicker

wrangle

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ant: boos, disapproval, ridicule

plaudits

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ant: help, promote, facilitate

preclude

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ant: progress, advance

revert

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ant: masterly, overbearing

servile

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ant: agree, concur

wrangle

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ant: courteous, civil, well-mannered

churlish

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ant: work alone

collaborate

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ant: harmonious, in agreement

discordant

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ant: wither, atrophy

evolve

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ant: soar

hover

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ant: early bird, swift, speedy, prompt

laggard

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One way to begin an informal speech or an oral report is to quote an old ___.

adage

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The thrilling adventure movie set in Alaska proved to be a box-office ___.

bonanza

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The store manager instructed all the salesclerks to avoid __ replies to customers' questions.

churlish

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A medieval __ once guarded the capital city of the Greek island of Rhodes.

citadel

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Several students plan to __ on a geology project for the annual science fair.

collaborate

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Caesar Augustus issued a __ that all the world be taxed.

decree

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Why does nature always seem to __ nasty weather for our annual family picnic?

decree

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Their little spat struck a __ note in our otherwise happy family get-together.

discordant

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Authors hope that their notes, descriptions and character sketches will __ into a book.

evolve

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My essay includes a long __ from a speech by Sojourner Truth.

excerpt

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If you __ some material from a reference book, be sure to enclose it in quotation marks.

excerpt

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When the power failed, we had to __ in the dark to find a working flashlight.

grope

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A large group of vultures __ in the air above the wounded animal.

hovered

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I tried not to __ other riders as I exited the crowded bus.

jostle

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Tour guides often have to urge __ to keep up with the rest of the group.

laggards

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Tenants who are __ in paying rent run the risk of being forced to move.

laggard

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The skaters who won the gold medals gratefully accepted the __ of their fans.

plaudits

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Three wrong answers will __ any contestant from entering the quiz show's final round.

preclude

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Control of a property usually __ to the legal owner when a lease is up.

reverts

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Bulldozers and wrecking balls soon reduced the damaged building to a heap of smoking __.

rubble

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Most serious performers prefer constructive criticism to __ flattery.

servile

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Thousands attended the solemn __ at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

vigil

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My brother and sister always __ over whose turn it is to take out the trash.

wrangle

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The customer got into a nasty __ with the shopkeeper.

wrangle