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Adage

(noun) a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth.

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Bonanza

(noun) a situation or event that creates a sudden increase in wealth, good fortune, or profits

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Churlish

(adj.) rude in a mean-spirited and surly way

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Citadel

(noun) a fortress, typically on high ground, protecting or dominating a city.

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Collaborate

(verb) work jointly on an activity, especially to produce or create something.

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Decree

(noun) an official order issued by a legal authority. (verb) order (something) by decree.

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Discordant

(adj.) disagreeing or incongruous.

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Evolve

(verb) develop gradually, especially from a simple to a more complex form.

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Excerpt

(noun) a short extract from a film, broadcast, or piece of music or writing.

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Grope

(verb) feel about or search blindly or uncertainly with the hands.

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Hover

(verb) to remain in one place in the air.

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Jostle

(verb) push, elbow, or bump against (someone) roughly, typically in a crowd.

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Laggard

(noun) a person who makes slow progress and falls behind others.

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Plaudits

(noun) an expression of praise or approval.

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Preclude

(verb) prevent from happening; make impossible.

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Revert

(verb) return to (a previous state, practice, topic, etc.).

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Rubble

(noun) waste or rough fragments of stone, brick, concrete, etc., especially as the debris from the demolition of buildings.

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Servile

(adj.) having or showing an excessive willingness to serve or please others.

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Vigil

(noun) a period of keeping awake during the time usually spent asleep, especially to keep watch or pray.

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Wrangle

(noun) a dispute or argument, typically one that is long and complicated.

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