29 terms

VOCAB 16-17-18 REVIEW SET

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adage
a wise saying or proverb
citadel
a fortress that overlooks a city; any strong or commanding place
collaborate to work with;work together
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decree
an order by law
evolve
to develop or change gradually; raise to a higher level
excerpt
a small passage in a piece of writing
jostle
to force by elbowing, bumping, or shoving
revert
to return or go back
vigil
a watch or period of careful attention
wrangle
to angrily and noisily fight, argue, or wrestle
alight
to get down from, land, or be lit up or illuminated
disrupt
to break up or disturb
foretaste
an advance indication or warning
humdrum
ordinary, dull, routine without change
hurtle
to rush violently, dash headfirst or to fling or hurl forcefully
interminable endless, so long as to seem endless
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renovate
to repair or restore to good or newer condition
sullen
silent or angry; slow moving or sluggish
truce
a pause in fighting; a temporary peace
accessible ready for use; at hand; available
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firebrand
an extremely emotional person; a trouble maker
hazard
risk, peril, danger
homicide
the act of killing by another
indignant
filled with anger over something unfair
daub
to apply a small amount of a substance
mutual
shared, felt, or shown by another or two or more
pelt
to throw a stream of things
poised
balanced, suspended, ready for action
impede
to make slow, delay, hold back
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