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Sadlier C - unit 1


adage (n) a proverb, wise saying SYN maxim, saw, aphorism
bonanza (n) a rich mass of ore in a mine; something very valuable, profitable or rewarding; a source of wealth or prosperit; a very large amount; sudden profit or gain SYN windfall
churlish (adj) lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work with or deal with; rude SYN surly, ill-tempered ANT courteous, civil, well-mannered
citadel (n) a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place SYN fort, stronghold, bulwark, bastion
collaborate (v) to work with, work together SYN team up, join foces ANT work alone
decree (n) an order having the force of law; (v) to issue such an order; to command firmly or forcefully SYN (n) proclomation, edict (v) proclaim
discordant (adj) disagreeable in sound, jarring; lacking in harmony, conflicting SYN grating, shrill, different, divergent ANT harmonious, in agreement
evolve (v) to develop gradually; to rise to a higher level SYN unfold, emerge ANT wither, shrivel up, atrophy
excerpt (n) a passage taken from a book, article, etc. (v) to take such a passage or quote SYN (n) portion, section, extract
grope v) to feel about hesitantly with the hands; to search blindly and uncertainly SYN fumble for, cast about
hover v) to flor or hang suspended over; to move back and forth uncertainly over an area SYN linger, waver, seesaw ANT soar
jostle v) to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing; to bump , shove, brush again, compete for SYN push
laggard n) a person who moves slowly or falls behind (adj) falling behind, slow to move, act, or respond SYN (n) slowpoke, straggler (adj) slugish ANT (n) early bird (adj) swift, speedy, prompt
plaudits n, plural) applause; enthusiastic praise or approval SYN cheers, acclaim ANT boos, disapproval, ridicule
preclude (v) to make impossible, prevent, shut out SYN hinder, check, stop ANT help, promote, facilitate
revert (v) to return, go back SYN relapse, regress ANT progress, advance
rubble (n) broken stone or bricks; ruins SYN wreckage, debris
servile (adj.) of or relating to a slave; behaving like or suitable for a slave or a servant, menial; lacking spirit or independence, abjectly submissive SYN slavish, groveling, fawning ANT masterly, overbearing
vigil (n) a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention
wrangle v) to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way; to obtain by argument; to herd (n) a noisy quarrel SYN (v) squabble, bicker ANT (v) agree, concur
Created by: KrystalMac
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