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this is vocabulary only (no sun. or ant.)

adage

(n.) a proverb, wise saying

bonanza

(n.) a rich mass of ore in a mine

churlish

(adj.) lacking politeness or good manners

citadel

(n.) a fortress that overlooks and protects a city

collaborate

(v.) to work with

decree

(n.) an order having the force of law

discordant

(adj.) disagreeable in sound

evolve

(v.) to develop gradually

excerpt

(n.) a passage taken from a book, article, etc.

grope

(v.) to feel about hesitantly with the hands

hover

(v.) to float or hang suspended over

jostle

(v.) to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing

laggard

(n.) a person who moves slowly or falls behind
(adj.) falling behind

plaudits

(n. pl.) applause

preclude

(v.) to make impossible

revert

(v.) to return, go back

rubble

(n.) roken stone or bricks

servile

(adj.) of or relating to a slave

vigil

(n.) a watch, especially at night

wrangle

(v.) to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way
(n.) a noisy quarrel

antics

(n. pl.) ridiculous and unpredictable behavior or actions

avowed

(adj., part.) declared openly and without shame

banter

(v.) to exchange playful remarks, tease

bountiful

(adj.) giving freely, generous; plentiful

congested

(adj., part.) overcrowded

detriment

(n.) harm or loss

durable

(adj.) sturdy; (n. pl.) consumer goods used repeatedly over a series of years

enterprising

(adj.) energetic

frugal

(adj.) economical

gingerly

(adj., adv.) with extreme care or caution

glut

(v.) to provide more than is needed or wanted; (n.) an oversupply

incognito

(adj., adv.) in a disguised state; (n.) the state of being disguised

invalidate

(v.) to make valueless

legendary

(adj.) described in well-known stories

maim

(v.) to cripple

minimize

(v.) to make as small as possible

oblique

(adj.) slanting or sloping

veer

(v.) to change direction or course suddenly

venerate

(v.) to regard with reverence, to look up to with great respect

wanton

(adj.) reckless; (n.) a spoiled, pampered person

allot

(v.) to assign or distribute in shares or portions

amass

(v.) to bring together

audacious

(adj.) bold

comply

(v.) to yield to a request or command

devoid

(adj.) not having or using

elite

(n.) the choice part of a group of people or things; (adj.) superior

grapple

(n.) an iron hook used to grab and hold; (v.) to come to grips with

incapacitate

(v.) to deprive of strength or ability

instigate

(v.) to urge on

longevity

(n.) long life, long duration

myriad

(adj.) in very great numbers; (n.) a very great number

perspective

(n.) a point of view or general standpoint from which different things are viewed

perturb

(v.) to trouble, make uneasy

prodigious

(adj.) immense

relevant

(adj.) connected with or related to the matter at hand

skittish

(adj.) extremely nervous and easily frightened

tether

(n.) a rope or chain used to fasten something to a fixed object; (v.) to fasten with a rope or chain

unison

(n.) a sounding together

vie

(v.) to compete

willful

(adj.) stubbornly self-willed

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