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adage

n; proverb, wise saying

bonanza

n; a rich mass in an ore or mine;something very valuable

churlish

adj; lacking politeness or good manners

citadel

n; a fortress that overlooks and protects a city

collaborate

v; to work with, work together

decree

n; order having the force of love

discordant

adj; disagreeable in sound, jarring

evolve

v; to develop gradually

excerpt

n; passage take from a book, article, ect.

grope

v; to feel about hesitantly with the hands

hover

v; float or hang suspended over

jostle

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

laggard

n; a person who moves slowly or fall behind

plaudits

n; applause

preclude

v; to make impossible, prevent, shut out

revert

v; to return, go back

servile

adj; of or relating to a slave

rubble

n; broken stones or bricks, ruins

vigil

n; to watch, especially at night

wrangle

v; to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way

antics

ridiculous and unpredictable behavior or actions

avowed

declared openly and without shame

banter

exchange playful remarks, tease

bountiful

giving freely, generous

congested

overcrowded

detriment

harm or loss; injury, damage

durable

sturdy, not easily worn our or destroyed

enterprising

energetic, willing and able to start something new

frugal

economical, avoiding waste and luxury

gingerly

with extreme care or caution

glut

to provide more than what is needed or wanted

incognito

in a disguised state, under an assumed name or identity

invalidate

to make valueless

legendary

described in well-known stories

maim

to cripple, disable, injure, mar

minimize

make as small as possible

oblique

slanting or sloping

veer

to change direction or course suddenly

venerate

regard with reference

wanton

reckless

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