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Adage

a well known proverb synonym: motto antonym: absurdity

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Bonanza

a rich mass of ore in a mine synonym: treasure trove, gold mine antonym: small numbered

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Churlish

rude or surly, bad tempered synonym: rude antonym: absurdity

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Citadel

fortress commanding a city and is used in the control of the inhabitants and in defense during attack or siege synonym: castle antonym: village

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Collaborate

To work, one with another, cooperate, as on literacy work synonym: cooperate antonym: disagree

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Decree

A formal and authoritative order, especially one having the force of law synonym: announcement antonym: quiet

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Discordant

Being at variance, disagreeing, incongruous synonym: disagreeing antonym: agree

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Evolve

To develop gradually synonym: work out antonym: halt

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Excerpt

To take or select ( a passage) from a book, film synonym: quote antonym: insert

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Grope

To seek by or as if by groping synonym: search antonym: find

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Hover

To remain suspended over a place or object synonym: hang, float over antonym: lie, rest, settle

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Jostle

Shove, push, or crowd against, elbow roughly synonym: push,crash antonym: repress

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Laggard

Person who moves slowly or falls behind synonym: slow starter, behind antonym: ahead

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Plaudits

Round of applause, enthusiastic expression of approval or praise synonym: acclaim antonym: disapproval

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Preclude

Shut out, make impossible, prevent synonym: quit, prevent antonym: allow

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Revert

To return to a former habit, practice, belief, condition synonym: decline, change antonym: progress

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Rubble

Broken bits and pieces of anything, as that which is demolished synonym: ruins antonym: purity

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Servile

Slavishly submissive or obsequious, fawning synonym: humble antonym: aggressive

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Vigil

Wakefulness maintained for any reason during the normal hours for sleeping synonym: awareness antonym: sleep

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Wrangle

To argue or dispute especially in a noisy or angry manner synonym: argument antonym: peace