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  • Jostle Adage Citadel Churlish Bonanza Collaborate Evolve Excerpt Discordant Hover Decree Grope Vocabulary Definitions: Unit One Laggard Plaudits Revert Rubble Preclude Servile Vigil Wrangle
  • Wrangle Definition: Sentence: To quarrel or argue in a The two wrestlers were noisy, angry way; to wrangling for at least obtain by argument; to twenty minutes before herd; a noisy quarrel a winner was found. Synonyms: Squabble Antonyms: Bicker Agree Concur Home
  • Vigil Definition: Sentence: A watch, especially at The guards at the tomb of night; any period of the unknown soldiers watchful attention always keep a constant vigil of the tombs. Synonyms: Antonyms: None None Home
  • Rubble Definition: Sentence: Broken stone or bricks; After 9/11 there was ruins rubble all over from the fallen buildings. Synonyms: Antonyms: Wreckage None Debris Home
  • Servile Definition: Sentence: Of or relating to a slave; The butler at the mansion behaving like or suitable was acting very servile for a slave or a to everybody. servant, menial; lacking spirit or independence, abjectly submissive Antonyms: Masterly Synonyms: Overbearing Slavish Groveling Fawning Home
  • Revert Definition: Sentence: To return, go back After getting out of jail the robber reverted right back to his old ways. Synonyms: Antonyms: Relapse Progress Regress Advance Home
  • Preclude Definition: Sentence: To make The F on my report card impossible, prevent, sh precluded me from ut out making it onto the honors roll this year. Synonyms: Hinder Antonyms: Check Help Stop Promote Facilitate Home
  • Plaudits Definition: The soccer player received Applause; enthusiastic plaudits from the crowd praise or approval when he scored a goal. Synonyms: Cheers Acclaim Antonyms: Boos Disapproval Ridicule Home
  • Laggard Definition: • Sentence: A person who moves We got tired of waiting for slowly or falls behind; the laggards that are falling behind; slow to always way behind the move, act, or respond rest of us so we left them. Synonyms: Slowpoke Antonyms: Straggler Early bird Sluggish Swift Speedy Prompt Home
  • Jostle Definition: Sentence: To make or force one’s The football player jostled way by pushing or for the ball after the elbowing; to bump, fumble. shove, brush against, to compete for Antonyms: Synonyms: None Push Home
  • Hover Definition: Sentence: To float or hang The helicopter hovered suspended over; to over the ground above move back and forth an accident. uncertainly over or around Antonyms: Soar Synonyms: Linger Waver Seesaw Home
  • Grope Definition: Sentence: To feel about hesitantly In the dark, when the with the hands; to power ran out I was search blindly and groping around for the uncertainly flashlight so I could see again. Synonyms: Fumble for Antonyms: Cast about for None Home
  • Excerpt Definition: Sentence: A passage taken from a I took an excerpt from a book, article etc. book to use in my book To take such a passage; to report. quote Antonyms: None Synonyms: Portion Section Extract Home
  • Evolve Definition: Sentence: To develop gradually; to Many scientists think that rise to a higher level monkeys evolved into humans over time. Synonyms: Antonyms: Unfold Wither Emerge Shrivel up Atrophy Home
  • Discordant Definition: Sentence: Disagreeable in sound, The singer sang all of her jarring; lacking in notes perfectly except harmony, conflicting for one discordant note. Antonyms: Synonyms: Harmonious Grating In agreement Shrill Different Divergent Home
  • Decree Definition: Sentence: Noun: An order having the The king sent a royal force of law decree that nobody shall be allowed outside Verb: to issue such an past dark. order; to command firmly or forcefully Synonyms: Proclamation Edict Antonyms: Proclaim None Home
  • Collaborate Definition: Sentence: To work with, work For our group project we together all had to collaborate together in order to get a good grade. Synonyms: Team up Join forces Antonyms: Work alone Home
  • Citadel Definition: Sentence: A fortress that overlooks When we were being and protects a city; any attacked we all ran to strong or commanding the citadel for safety. place Synonyms: Antonyms: Fort None Stronghold Bulwark Bastion Home
  • Churlish Definition: Sentence: Lacking politeness or good My employee was acting manners; lacking very churlish to the sensitivity; difficult to customers, so I fired work or deal with; rude him. Synonyms: Antonyms: Surly Courteous Ill- tempered Civil Well-mannered Home
  • Bonanza • Definition: Sentence: A rich mass of ore in a mine; something very I was digging in a mine valuable, profitable, or when I found a bonanza rewarding; a source of of gold! wealth or prosperity; a very large amount; Synonyms: windfall sudden profit or gain Antonyms: None Home
  • Adage Definition: Sentence: A proverb, wise saying There are many adages used every day to give advice to people. Synonyms: Maxim Antonyms: Saw Aphorism There are none Home