Level C Vocabulary Unit 1
a proverb, wise saying
synonyms: maxim, saw, aphorism
(n) a rich mass of ore in a mine; something very valuable, profitable, or rewarding; a source of welth or prosperity; a very large amount; sudden profit or gain
(adj.) lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work with or deal with; rude.
synonyms: surly, ill-tempered
a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place
synonyms: fort, stronghold, bulwark, bastion
to work together, work with
synonyms: team up, join forces
(n.) an order having the force of law; (v.) to issue such an order; to command firmly or forcefully
synonyms: (n) proclamation, edict; (v) proclaim
(adj.) disagreeable in sound, jarring; lacking in harmony, conflicting.
synonyms: grating, shrill, different, divergent
to develop gradually; to rise to a higher level
synonym: unfold, emerge
(v.) to feel about hesitantly with the hands; to search blindly and uncertainly
synonyms: fumble for, cast about for
(v.) to float or hang suspended over; to move back and forth uncertainly over or around
synonym: linger, waver, seesaw
(v.) to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing; to bump, shove, brush against; to compete for
(n.) a person who moves slowly or falls behind; (adj.) falling behind; slow to move, act, or respond
synonym: slowpoke, straggler, sluggish
(n. pl.) applause; enthusiastic praise or approval.
synonyms: cheers, acclaim
(v.) to return, go back.
synonyms: relapse, regress
broken stone or bricks; ruins.
synonyms: wreckage, debris
(adj.) of or relating to a slave; behaving like or suitable for a slave or a servant, menial; lacking spirit or independence, abjectly submissive.
synonyms: slavish, groveling, fawning
(n.) a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention.
(v.) to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way; to obtain by argument; to herd; (n.) a noisy quarrel.
synonyms: squabble, bicker
to make impossible, prevent, shut out.
synonyms: hinder, check, stop
(n.) a passage taken from a book, article, etc.; (v.) to take such a passage; to quote.
synonyms: portion, section, extract
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