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Vocab Section 1

vocabulary workshop level c section 1 (grade 8)
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adage
n. a proverb, wise saying
bonanza
n. a rich mass of are in a mine; something very valuable, profitable, or rewarding; a source or wealth or prosperity; a very large amount; sudden profit or gain
churlish
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
to work together
decree
(n.) an order having the force of law; (v.) to issue such an order; to command firmly or forcefully
discordant
(adj.) disagreeable in sound, jarring; lacking in harmony, conflicting
evolve
to develop gradually; to rise to a higher level
excerpt
(n.) a passage taken from a book, article, etc.; (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 over; to mover 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 compete for
laggard
(n.) a person who moves slowly or falls behind; (adj.) falling behind; slow to move, act, or respond
plaudits
(n. pl.) applause; enthusiastic praise or approval
preclude
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 by argument; to herd; (n.) a noisy quarrel