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Vocabulary Unit 1 (English)

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adage
(n.) a proverb, a wise saying
bonanza
(n.) a source of wealth or prosperity; a very large amount; sudden profit or gain
churlish
(adj.) lacking politeness or good manners
citadel
(n.) a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; a strong commanding place
collaborate
(v.) to work with, work together
decree
(n.) an order having the force of law
discordant
(adj.) disagreeable in sound; lacking in harmony
evolve
(v.) to develop gradually; to rise to a higher level
excerpt
(n.) a passage taken from a book, article
grope
(v.) to feel about hesitantly with the hands; to search blindly
hover
(v.) to float or hang suspended over; to move about
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.) applause; enthusiastic praise or approval
preclude
(v.) to make impossible, prevent, shut out
revert
(v.) to return, go back
rubble
(n.) broken stone or bricks; ruins
servile
(adj.) behaving like or suitable for a slave or servant; menial
vigil
(n.) a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention
wrangle
(v.) to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way; (n.) a noisy quarrel