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a proverb, wise saying

adage

2

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

14

to issue such an order

decree

15

to command firmly or forcefully

decree

16

disagreeable in sound, jarring

discordant

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lacking in harmony, conflicting

discordant

18

to develop gradually

evolve

19

to rise to a higher level

evolve

20

a passage taken from a book, article, etc.

excerpt

21

to take such a passage

excerpt

22

to quote

excerpt

23

to feel about hesitantly with the hands

grope

24

to search blindly and uncertainly

grope

25

to float or hang suspended over

hover

26

to move back and forth uncertainly over or around

hover

27

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

jostle

28

to bump, shove, brush against

jostle

29

to compete for

jostle

30

a person who moves slowly or falls behind

laggard