Vocabulary Week 3 Campagna
hover • A large group of vultures hovers in the air above the wounded animal
hover • V. to float or hang suspended over; to move back and forth uncertainly over or around
jostle • I tried not to jostle other riders as I exited the crowded bus.
jostle • V. to make or force one’s way by pushing or elbowing; to bump, shove, brush against; to compete for
laggard • Tour guides often have to urge laggard people to keep up with the rest of the group.
laggard • N. a person who moves slowly or falls behind; adj. falling behind; slow to move, act, or respond
plaudits • The skaters who won the gold medal gratefully accepted the plaudits of their fans.
plaudits • N. applause; enthusiastic praise or approval
preclude • Three wrong answers will preclude any contestant from entering the quiz show’s final round.
preclude • V. to make impossible, prevent, shut out
revert • Control of a property usually reverts to the legal owner when a lease is up.
revert • V. to return, go back
rubble • Bulldozers and wrecking balls soon reduced the damaged building to a heap of smoking rubble.
rubble • N. broken stone or bricks; ruins
servile • Most serious performers prefer constructive criticism to servile flattery.
servile • Adj. lacking spirit or independence; of or relating to a slave or servant
vigil • Thousands attended the solemn vigil at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
vigil • N. a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention
wrangle • My brother and sister always wrangle over whose turn it is to take out the trash.
wrangle • V. to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way; to obtain by argument; to herd; n. a noisy quarrel