vocabulary unit 1 by paco

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adage

(n.) a proverb, wise saying

bonaza

n arich mass of ore in a mine something very valuable, profitable or rewarding a souorce of wealth or prosperity a very large amoung

churlish

(adj.) lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work with or deal with; rude

citadel

(n.) a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place

collaborate

to work with, work together

decree

(n.) an order having the force of law; (v.) to issue such an order; to command firmly or forcefully

discordant

(adj.) disagreeable in sound, jarring; lacking in harmony, conflicting

evolve

to develop gradually; to rise to a higher level

excerpt

(n.) a passage taken from a book, article, etc.; (v.) to take such a passage; to quote

grope

(v.) to feel about hesitantly with the hands; to search blindly and uncertainly

hover

to float or hang suspended over; to move back and forth uncertainly over or around

jostle

(v.) to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing; to bump, shove, brush against; to compete for

laggard

(n.) a person who moves slowly or falls behind; (adj.) falling behind; slow to move, act, or respond

plaudits

(n. pl.) applause; enthusiastic praise or approval

preclude

(v.) to make impossible, prevent, shut out

revert

(v.) to return, go back

rubble

(n.) broken stone or bricks; ruins

vigil

(n.) a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention

servile

(adj.) of or relating to a slave; behaving like or suitable for a slave or a servant, menial; lacking spirit or independence, abjectly submissive

wrangle

(v.) to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way; to obtain by argument; to herd; (n.) a noisy quarrel

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