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Drew Vocab 1

Vocabulary Unit 1

TermDefinition
adage (n): a proverb, wise sayings; syn: maxim
bonanza (n): a rich mass of ore in a mine; something very valuable; a very large amount. syn: windfall
churlish (adj): lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; syn: surly; antonym: well-mannered.
citadel (n): a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place; syn: stronghold
collaborate (v) to work with, work together; syn: team up ; antonym- work alone
decree (n) an order of having the force of law syn: proclomation
discordant (adj) disagreeable; in sound syn: grating ant: harmonious
evolve (v) to develop gradually, to rise to a higher level; syn: unfold ; ant: atrophy
excerpt (n) a passage taken from a book or article ; syn: portion
grope (v) to feel about hesitantly with the hands; syn: fumble for, cast about for
hover (v) to float or hang suspended over; to move back and forth: syn: seesaw; ant: soar
jostle (v) to make or force ones way by pushing or elbowing; syn: push
laggard (n) a person who moves slowly or falls behind; (adj) falling behind, slow to move; syn: slowpoke; ant: early bird
plaudits (n- plural) applause, enthusiastic praise or approval; syn: cheers; ant: disapproval
preclude (v) to make impossible, prevent; syn: hinder; ant: help
revert (v) to return, go back; syn: regress; ant: advance
rubble (n) broken stone or bricks; syn: wreckage
serville (adj) of or relating to a slave; syn: slavish ; ant: masterly
vigil (n) a watch, especially at night;
wrangle (v) to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way; syn: bicker, squabble; ant: agree
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