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bonanza
a rich masseur of ore in a mine; something very valuable, profitable, or rewarding; a source of wealth or prosperity; a very large amount; sudden profit or gain
churlish
lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work or deal with; rude
discordant
disagreeable in sound, jarring; lacking in harmony
jostle
to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing; to bump, brush against; to compete for
servile
of or relating to a slave; behaving like or suitable for a slave or a servant, menial; lacking spirit or independence, abjectly submissive
avowed
declared openly without shame , acknowledged
congested
overcrowded, filled or occupied to excess
glut
to provide more than is needed or wanted; to feed or fill to the point of overstuffing. an oversupply
minimize
to make as small as possible, make the least of; to make smaller than before
venerate
to regard with reverence, look up with great respect
audacious
bold, adventurous, recklessly daring
devoid
not having or using, lacking
elite
the choice part of a group of people or things; superior
grapple
an iron hook used to grab and hold; to come to grips with, wrestle or fight with
myriad
in very great numbers; a very great number
perturb
to trouble, make uneasy; to disturb greatly; to throw into confusion
tether
a rope or chain used to fasten something to a fixed object; the outer limit of strength or resources; to fasten with a rope or chain
vie
to compete; to strive for victory or superiority
blasé
indifferent, bored as a result of having enjoyed many pleasures; apathetic
frivolous
of little importance, not worthy of serious attention; not meant seriously
ornate
elaborately decorated; showing splendid
peruse
to read thoroughly and carefully
porous
full of tiny holes; able to be penetrated by air or water
qualm
a pang of conscience, uneasiness, misgiving,or doubt; feeling of faintness or nausea
solicitous
showing concern or care; fearful or anxious about someone or something
staid
serious and dignified; quiet or subdued in character or conduct
addendum
a thing that is added; an appendix, fear, or terror
apparition
a ghost or ghostly figure; an unexplained or unusual appearance
epitaph
a brief statement written on a tomb or gravestone
facetious
humorous, not meant seriously
indiscriminate
without restraint or control; unselective
plausible
appearing true, reasonable or fair
proximity
nearness, closeness
volatile
highly changeable, fickle; tending to become violent or explosive; changing readily from the liquid to the gaseous state
articulate
to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to fit together into a system; able to use language effectively; expressed clearly and forcefully
defect
an imperfection, flaw, or blemish of some kind; to desert a cause or organization
flaunt
to wave or flutter showily; to display in a conceited, offensive way
ostracize
to exclude from a group, banish, send away
pseudonym
a pen name, name assumed by a writer
retentive
able to hold, keep, or recall; retaining knowledge easily