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8th Grade Vocab 1

bonanza (noun) a rich mass of ore in a mine; something very valuable, profitable or rewarding
churlish (adj) lacking of politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity
collaborate (verb) to work with, work together
excerpt (noun) a passage taken from a book, article
excerpt (verb) to take such a passage ; to quote
grope (verb) to feel about hesitantly with the hands; to search blindly and uncertainty
jostle (verb) to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing; to bump, brush against; to compete for
laggard (noun) a person who moves slowly or fails behind
laggard (adj) falling behind; slow to move; 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 (noun) an order having the force of law
decree (verb) to issue such an order; to command firmly or forcefully
discordant disagreeable in sound, jarring; lack of harmony
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
wrangle (verb) to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way; to obtain by argument; to a herd
wrangle (noun) a noisy quarrel
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