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a proverb, wise saying

adage

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a rich mass of ore in a mine

bonanza

3

something very valuable, profitable, or rewarding

bonanza

4

a source of wealth or prosperity

bonanza

5

a very large amount; sudden profit or gain

bonanza

6

lacking politeness or good manners

churlish

7

lacking sensitivity

churlish

8

difficult to work with or deal with

churlish

9

rude

churlish

10

a fortress that overlooks and protects a city

citadel

11

any strong or commanding place

citadel

12

to work with, work together

collaborate

13

an order having the force of law

decree

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to issue such an order

decree

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to command firmly or forcefully

decree

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disagreeable in sound, jarring

discordant

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lacking in harmony, conflicting

discordant

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to develop gradually

evolve

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to rise to a higher level

evolve

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a passage taken from a book, article, etc.

excerpt

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to take such a passage

excerpt

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to quote

excerpt

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to feel about hesitantly with the hands

grope

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to search blindly and uncertainly

grope

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to float or hang suspended over

hover

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to move back and forth uncertainly over or around

hover

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to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing

jostle

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to bump, shove, brush against

jostle

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to compete for

jostle

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a person who moves slowly or falls behind

laggard

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falling behind, slow to move, act, or respond

laggard

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enthusiastic praise or approval

plaudits

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applause

plaudits

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to make impossible, prevent, shut out

preclude

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to return, go back

revert

36

broken stone or bricks

rubble

37

ruins

rubble

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of or relating to a slave

servile

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behaving like or suitable for a slave or a servant, menial;

servile

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lacking spirit or independence, abjectly submissive

servile

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a watch, especially at night

vigil

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any period of watchful attention

vigil

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to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way

wrangle

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to obtain by argument

wrangle

45

to herd

wrangle

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a noisy quarrel

wrangle

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S for adage

maxim, saw, aphorism

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S for bonanza

windfall

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S for churlish

surly, ill-tempered

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S for citadel

fort, stronghold, bulwark bastion

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S for collaborate

team up, join forces

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S for decree

proclamation, edict; proclaim

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S for discordant

grating, shrill, different, divergent

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S for evolve

unfold, emerge

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S for excerpt

portion, section, extract

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S for grope

fumble for, cast about for

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S for hover

linger, waver, seesaw

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S for jostle

push

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S for laggard

slowpoke, straggler; sluggish

60

S for plaudits

cheers, acclaim

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S for preclude

hinder, check, stop

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S for revert

relapse, regress

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S for rubble

wreckage, debris

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S for servile

slavish, groveling, fawning

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S for wrangle

squabble, bicker

66

A for churlish

courteous, civil, well-mannered

67

A for collaborate

work alone

68

A for discordant

harmonious, in agreement

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A for evolve

wither, shrivel up, atrophy

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A for hover

soar

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A for laggard

early bird; swift, speedy, prompt

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A for plaudits

boos, disapproval, ridicule

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A for preclude

help, promote, facilitate

74

A for revert

progress, advance

75

A for servile

masterly, overbearing

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A for wrangle

agree, concur