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8th grade vocab 1

bonanza a rich mass of ore in a mine; something very valuable, profitable, or rewarding; a source of 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
collaborate to work with, work together
excerpt a passage taken from a book, article,etc
excerpt to take such a passage; a quote
grope to feel about hesitantly with the hands; to search blindly and uncertainly
jostle to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing; to bump, brush against; to compete for
laggard a person who moves slowly or falls behind
laggard falling behind; slow to move, act, or respond
plaudits applause; enthusiastic praise or approval
revert to return, go back
vigil a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention
adage a proverb, wise saying
citadel a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place
decree an order having the force of law;
discordant disagreeable in sound, jarring; lacking in harmomy
evolve to develop gradually; to rise to a higher level
hover to float or hang suspended over; to move back and forth uncertainly over or around
preclude to make impossible, prevent, shut out
rubble broken stone or bricks; ruins
servile of or relating to a slave; behaving like or suitable for a slave or a servant, menial; lacking spirit or independence, abjectly submissive
wrangle to quarrel or ague in a noisy, angry way; to obtain by arguement; to herd
wrangle a noisy quarrel
decree to issue such an order; to command firmly or forcefully
Created by: 24joner