Vocabulary- 8A midterms

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Adage

noun.
Proverb, wise saying

Bonanza

noun.
a rich mass of ore in a mine; something very valuable, profitable or rewarding; a source of wealth or prosperity; a very large amount, a sudden profit or gain

Churlish

adjective.
lacking politness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work with or deal with, rude

citadel

noun.
a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place

collaborate

verb.
to work with, work together

decree

noun.
an order having the force of law
verb.
to issue such an order; to comand firmly or forcefully

discordant

adjective.
disagreeable in sound, jarring; lacking in harmony, conflicting

evolve

verb.
to develop gradually; to rise to a higher level

excerpt

noun.
a passage taken from a book, article, etc.
verb.
to take such a passage, quote

grope

verb.
to feel about hesitantly with the hands; to search blindly or uncertainly

hover

verb.
to float or hang suspended over; to moveback and forth uncertainly over or around

jostle

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

laggard

noun.
a person who moves slowly or falls behind
adjective.
falling behind, slow to move, act, or respond

plaudits

noun. pl.
applause; enthusiastic praise or approval

preclude

verb.
to make impossible, prevent, shut out

revert

verb.
to return, go back

rubble

noun.
broken stone or bricks, ruins

servile

adjective.
of or relating to a slave; behaving like or suitable for a slave or servent, menial; lacking spirit or independance , abjectivly submissive

vigil

noun.
a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention

wrangle

verb.
to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way; to obtainby argument; to herd
noun.
a noisy quarrel

antics

noun. pl.
ridiculousand unpredictable behavior or actions

avowed

adjective. part.
declared openly and with out shame; acknowledged

banter

verb.
to exchange playful remarks, tease
noun.
talk that is playful and pleasing

bountiful

adjective.
giving freely, generous; plentiful, given abundantly

congested

adjective.
overcrowded, filled or occupied to xcess

detriment

noun.
harm or loss; injury, damage; a disadvantage ; a cause of harm, injury loss or damage

durable

adjective.
sturdy, not easily worn out or destroyed; lasting for a long time
noun. pl.
consumer goods usd repeatedly over a number of years

enterprising

adjective.
energetic, willing and able to start something new; showing boldness and imagination

frugal

adjective.
economcal, avoiding waste and luxury; scanty, poor, meager

gingerly

adjective. adverb
with extreme care or caution

glut

verb.
to provide more than is needed or wanted; to feed or fill to the point of overstuffing
noun.
an oversupply

incognito

adjective. adverb.
in a disguised state, under an assumed name or identity
noun.
the state of being disguised; a person in disguise

invalidate

verb.
to make valueless; to take away all force or effect

legendary

adjective.
described in well-known stories; existing in old stories rather than in real life

maim

verb.
to cripple, disable, injure, mar, disfigure, mutilate

minimize

verb.
to make as small as possible, make the least of; to make smaller than before

oblique

adjective.
slanting or sloping; not straightforward or direct

veer

verb.
to change direction or course suddenly, turn aside, shift, swerve

venerate

verb.
to regard with reverance; look up to with greatest respect

wanton

adjective.
reckless; heartless, unjustifiable; loose in morals
noun.
a spoiled, pampered person; one with low morals

allot

verb.
to assign or distribute in shares or portions

amass

verb.
to bring together, collect, gather, especially for oneself; to come together, assemble

audacious

adjective.
bold, adventurous, recklessly daring

comply

verb.
to yeild to a request or command

devoid

adjective.
not having, using; lacking

elite

noun.
the choice part of a group of people or things.
adjective,
superior

grapple

noun.
an iron hook used to grab or hold.
verb.
to come to grips with, to wrestle or fight with

incapacitate

verb.
to deprive of strength or ability; to make legally ineligible

instigate

verb.
to urge on, provoke, stur up, start

longevity

noun.
long life, long duration, length of life

myriad

adjective.
in very great numbers
noun.
a very great number

perspective

noun.
a oint of view or general standpoint from which different things are viewed, physically or mentally; the appearence to the eye of various objects at a given time, place or distance

perturb

verb.
to trouble, make uneasy; to didturb greatly; to throw into confusion

prodigious

adjective.
immense; extraordinary in bulk size or degree

relevant

adjective.
connected with or related to the matter at hand

skittish

adjective.
extremely nervous and easily frightened; shy or timid;extremly cautious; unstable, undependable

tether

noun.
a rope or chain used to fasten somthing to a fixed object; the outer limit of strength or reasources
verb.
to fasten with a rope or chain

unison

noun.
a sounding together; agreement or accord

vie

verb.
to compete; to strive for victory or superiority

willful

adjective.
stubbornly self-willed; done on purpose, deliberate

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