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level c Vocabulary Workshop 1-2

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adage
n; proverb, wise saying
bonanza
n; a rich mass in an ore or mine;something very valuable
churlish
adj; lacking politeness or good manners
citadel
n; a fortress that overlooks and protects a city
collaborate
v; to work with, work together
decree
n; order having the force of love
discordant
adj; disagreeable in sound, jarring
evolve
v; to develop gradually
excerpt
n; passage take from a book, article, ect.
grope
v; to feel about hesitantly with the hands
hover
v; float or hang suspended over
jostle
v; to make force one's way by pushing or elbowing
laggard
n; a person who moves slowly or fall behind
plaudits
n; applause
preclude
v; to make impossible, prevent, shut out
revert
v; to return, go back
servile
adj; of or relating to a slave
rubble
n; broken stones or bricks, ruins
vigil
n; to watch, especially at night
wrangle
v; to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way
antics
ridiculous and unpredictable behavior or actions
avowed
declared openly and without shame
banter
exchange playful remarks, tease
bountiful
giving freely, generous
congested
overcrowded
detriment
harm or loss; injury, damage
durable
sturdy, not easily worn our or destroyed
enterprising
energetic, willing and able to start something new
frugal
economical, avoiding waste and luxury
gingerly
with extreme care or caution
glut
to provide more than what is needed or wanted
incognito
in a disguised state, under an assumed name or identity
invalidate
to make valueless
legendary
described in well-known stories
maim
to cripple, disable, injure, mar
minimize
make as small as possible
oblique
slanting or sloping
veer
to change direction or course suddenly
venerate
regard with reference
wanton
reckless