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Vocabulary- 8A midterms

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Adage
noun.
Proverb, wise saying
Bonanza
noun.
a rich mass of ore in a mine; something very valuable, profitable or rewarding; a source of wealth or prosperity; a very large amount, a sudden profit or gain
Churlish
adjective.
lacking politness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work with or deal with, rude
citadel
noun.
a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place
collaborate
verb.
to work with, work together
decree
noun.
an order having the force of law
verb.
to issue such an order; to comand firmly or forcefully
discordant
adjective.
disagreeable in sound, jarring; lacking in harmony, conflicting
evolve
verb.
to develop gradually; to rise to a higher level
excerpt
noun.
a passage taken from a book, article, etc.
verb.
to take such a passage, quote
grope
verb.
to feel about hesitantly with the hands; to search blindly or uncertainly
hover
verb.
to float or hang suspended over; to moveback and forth uncertainly over or around
jostle
verb.
to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing, to bump, shove, brush against; to compete for
laggard
noun.
a person who moves slowly or falls behind
adjective.
falling behind, slow to move, act, or respond
plaudits
noun. pl.
applause; enthusiastic praise or approval
preclude
verb.
to make impossible, prevent, shut out
revert
verb.
to return, go back
rubble
noun.
broken stone or bricks, ruins
servile
adjective.
of or relating to a slave; behaving like or suitable for a slave or servent, menial; lacking spirit or independance , abjectivly submissive
vigil
noun.
a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention
wrangle
verb.
to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way; to obtainby argument; to herd
noun.
a noisy quarrel
antics
noun. pl.
ridiculousand unpredictable behavior or actions
avowed
adjective. part.
declared openly and with out shame; acknowledged
banter
verb.
to exchange playful remarks, tease
noun.
talk that is playful and pleasing
bountiful
adjective.
giving freely, generous; plentiful, given abundantly
congested
adjective.
overcrowded, filled or occupied to xcess
detriment
noun.
harm or loss; injury, damage; a disadvantage ; a cause of harm, injury loss or damage
durable
adjective.
sturdy, not easily worn out or destroyed; lasting for a long time
noun. pl.
consumer goods usd repeatedly over a number of years
enterprising
adjective.
energetic, willing and able to start something new; showing boldness and imagination
frugal
adjective.
economcal, avoiding waste and luxury; scanty, poor, meager
gingerly
adjective. adverb
with extreme care or caution
glut
verb.
to provide more than is needed or wanted; to feed or fill to the point of overstuffing
noun.
an oversupply
incognito
adjective. adverb.
in a disguised state, under an assumed name or identity
noun.
the state of being disguised; a person in disguise
invalidate
verb.
to make valueless; to take away all force or effect
legendary
adjective.
described in well-known stories; existing in old stories rather than in real life
maim
verb.
to cripple, disable, injure, mar, disfigure, mutilate
minimize
verb.
to make as small as possible, make the least of; to make smaller than before
oblique
adjective.
slanting or sloping; not straightforward or direct
veer
verb.
to change direction or course suddenly, turn aside, shift, swerve
venerate
verb.
to regard with reverance; look up to with greatest respect
wanton
adjective.
reckless; heartless, unjustifiable; loose in morals
noun.
a spoiled, pampered person; one with low morals
allot
verb.
to assign or distribute in shares or portions
amass
verb.
to bring together, collect, gather, especially for oneself; to come together, assemble
audacious
adjective.
bold, adventurous, recklessly daring
comply
verb.
to yeild to a request or command
devoid
adjective.
not having, using; lacking
elite
noun.
the choice part of a group of people or things.
adjective,
superior
grapple
noun.
an iron hook used to grab or hold.
verb.
to come to grips with, to wrestle or fight with
incapacitate
verb.
to deprive of strength or ability; to make legally ineligible
instigate
verb.
to urge on, provoke, stur up, start
longevity
noun.
long life, long duration, length of life
myriad
adjective.
in very great numbers
noun.
a very great number
perspective
noun.
a oint of view or general standpoint from which different things are viewed, physically or mentally; the appearence to the eye of various objects at a given time, place or distance
perturb
verb.
to trouble, make uneasy; to didturb greatly; to throw into confusion
prodigious
adjective.
immense; extraordinary in bulk size or degree
relevant
adjective.
connected with or related to the matter at hand
skittish
adjective.
extremely nervous and easily frightened; shy or timid;extremly cautious; unstable, undependable
tether
noun.
a rope or chain used to fasten somthing to a fixed object; the outer limit of strength or reasources
verb.
to fasten with a rope or chain
unison
noun.
a sounding together; agreement or accord
vie
verb.
to compete; to strive for victory or superiority
willful
adjective.
stubbornly self-willed; done on purpose, deliberate