Vocabulary Workshop Level C Unit 1

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Adage
(n.) a proverb, wise saying
Bonanza
(n.) a rich mass of ore in a mine; something very valuable, profitable, or rewarding; a source of wealth or prosperity; a very large amount
Churlish
(adj.) lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work with or deal with; rude
Citadel
(n.) a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place
Collaborate
(v.) to work with, work together
Decree
(n.) an order having the force of law
Decree
(v.) to issue such an order; to command firmly or forcefully
Discordant
(adj.) disagreeable in sound, jarring; lacking in harmony, conflicting
Evolve
(v.) to develop gradually; to rise to a higher level
Excerpt
(n.) a passage taken from a book, article, etc.
Excerpt
(v.) to take such a passage; to quote
Grope
(v.) to feel about hesitantly with the hands: to search blindly and uncertainly
Hover
(v.) to float or hang suspended over; to move back and forth uncertainly over or around
Jostle
(v.) to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing; to bump, shove, brush against; to vie for
Laggard
(n.) a person who moves slowly or falls behind
Laggard
(adj.) falling behind; slow to move, act, or respond
Plaudits
(pl. 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.) of or relating to a slave; behaving like or suitable for a slave or a servant, menial; lacking spirit or independence, abjectly submissive
Vigil
(n.) a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention
Wrangle
(v.) to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way; to obtain argument; to hard
Wrangle
(n.) a noisy quarrel
adage
S= maxim, saw, aphorism
bonanza
S= windfall, a sudden profit or gain
churlish
S= surly, ill-tempered, rude
A= courteous, civil, well-mannered
citadel
S= fort, stronghold, bulwark, bastion
collaborate
S= team up, join forces
A= work alone
decree
S= proclamation, edict, proclaim
discordant
S= grating, shrill, different, divergent
A= harmonious, in agreement
evolve
S= unfold, emerge
A= wither, shrivel up, atrophy
excerpt
S= portion, section, extract
grope
S= fumble for, cast about for
hover
S= linger, waver, seesaw
A= soar
jostle
S= push
laggard
S= slowpoke, straggler, sluggish
A= early bird, swift, speedy, prompt
plaudits
S= cheers, acclaim
A= boos, disapproval, ridicule
preclude
S= hinder, check, stop
A= help, promote, facilitate
revert
S= relapse, regress
A= progress, advance
rubble
S= wreckage, debris
servile
S= slavish, groveling, fawning
A= masterly, overbearing
wrangle
S= squabble, bicker
A= agree, concur