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  1. Vocabulary Week 3 Campagna

  2. hover • A large group of vultures hovers in the air above the wounded animal

  3. hover • V. to float or hang suspended over; to move back and forth uncertainly over or around

  4. jostle • I tried not to jostle other riders as I exited the crowded bus.

  5. jostle • V. to make or force one’s way by pushing or elbowing; to bump, shove, brush against; to compete for

  6. laggard • Tour guides often have to urge laggard people to keep up with the rest of the group.

  7. laggard • N. a person who moves slowly or falls behind; adj. falling behind; slow to move, act, or respond

  8. plaudits • The skaters who won the gold medal gratefully accepted the plaudits of their fans.

  9. plaudits • N. applause; enthusiastic praise or approval

  10. preclude • Three wrong answers will preclude any contestant from entering the quiz show’s final round.

  11. preclude • V. to make impossible, prevent, shut out

  12. revert • Control of a property usually reverts to the legal owner when a lease is up.

  13. revert • V. to return, go back

  14. rubble • Bulldozers and wrecking balls soon reduced the damaged building to a heap of smoking rubble.

  15. rubble • N. broken stone or bricks; ruins

  16. servile • Most serious performers prefer constructive criticism to servile flattery.

  17. servile • Adj. lacking spirit or independence; of or relating to a slave or servant

  18. vigil • Thousands attended the solemn vigil at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

  19. vigil • N. a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention

  20. wrangle • My brother and sister always wrangle over whose turn it is to take out the trash.

  21. wrangle • V. to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way; to obtain by argument; to herd; n. a noisy quarrel