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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