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aq·ue·duct


noun
n.

1a. A pipe or channel designed to transport water from a remote source, usually by gravity.

1b. A bridgelike structure supporting a conduit or canal passing over a river or low ground.

2. Anatomy. A channel or passage in an organ or a body part, especially such a channel for conveying fluid.
car·a·van

n.
1. A company of travelers journeying together, as across a desert or through hostile territory.

2. A single file of vehicles or pack animals.

3. A large covered vehicle; a van.

4. Chiefly British Use: A trailer or dwelling place on wheels.
chas·tise

v.
1. To punish, as by beating.

2. To criticize severely; rebuke.

3. Archaic Use: To purify.
de·mean

v.
1. To conduct or behave (oneself) in a particular manner: demeaned themselves well in class.

2. To debase, as in dignity or social standing: professionals who feel demeaned by unskilled work.

3. To humble (oneself).
ed·i·fy·ing

v.
1. To instruct and improve, especially in moral and religious knowledge; to teach.
- It does not appear probable that our dispute [about miracles] would either edify or enlighten the public.

2. To teach or persuade.
e·lic·it

v.
1a. To bring or draw out (something latent); educe (to bring out).

1b. To arrive at (a truth, for example) by logic.

2. To call forth, draw out, or provoke (a reaction, for example).
ex·hil·a·rat·ing

adj.
1. Causing exhilaration; invigorating.

2a. Making lively and cheerful; "the exhilarating effect of mountain air"

2b. Making lively and joyful
far·ri·er

n.
1. One who shoes horses.

2. To practice as a farrier; to carry on the trade of a farrier.

3. A shoer of horses; a veterinary surgeon.
gen·ius

n.
1a. Extraordinary intellectual and creative power.
1b. A person of extraordinary intellect and talent: “One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius”
1c. A person who has an exceptionally high intelligence quotient, typically above 140.

2a. A strong natural talent, aptitude, or inclination: has a genius for choosing the right words.
2b. One who has such a talent or inclination: a genius at diplomacy.

3. The prevailing spirit or distinctive character, as of a place, a person, or an era: the genius of Elizabethan England.

4. A person who has great influence over another.

5. A jinni in Muslim mythology.
gird

v. or n.
v.
1. To jeer or jeer at.

2a. To encircle with a belt or band.

2b. To fasten or secure (clothing, for example) with a belt or band.

2c. To surround.

3. To equip or endow (to provide income or a gift).

4. To prepare (oneself) for action.

n.
1. A sarcastic remark.
in·ter

v.
To place in a grave or tomb; bury.
in·ter·ro·gate

v.
1. To examine by questioning formally or officially.

2. Computer Science. To transmit a signal for setting off an appropriate response
prim·i·tive

adj.
adj.:
1. Not derived from something else; primary or basic.

2a. Of or relating to an earliest or original stage or state; primeval.
2b. Being little evolved from an early ancestral type.

3. Characterized by simplicity or crudity; unsophisticated: primitive weapons.

4. Of or relating to a nonindustrial, often tribal culture, characterized by a low level of economic complexity: primitive societies.

5. Serving as the basis for derived or inflected forms: Pick is the primitive word from which picket is derived.

6. An algebraic or geometric expression from which another expression is derived.

7. Of or created by an artist without formal training; simple or naive in style.

8. Occurring in or characteristic of an early stage of development or evolution.
prim·i·tive

n.
1. A person belonging to a nonindustrial, often tribal society, especially a society characterized by a low level of economic complexity.

2. An unsophisticated person.

3. One that is at a low or early stage of development.
- One belonging to an early stage in the development of an artistic trend, especially a painter of the pre-Renaissance period.
- An artist having or affecting a simple, direct, unschooled style, as of painting.
- A self-taught artist.
- A work of art created by a primitive artist.

4. A word or word element from which another word is derived by morphological or historical processes or from which inflected forms are derived.
- A basic and indivisible unit of linguistic analysis. Also called prime.

5. A basic or fundamental unit of machine instruction or translation.
pug·na·cious

adj.
1. Combative in nature; belligerent.

2. Tough and callous by virtue of experience

3. Ready and able to resort to force or violence
rank

n.
1a. A relative position in a society.

1b. An official position or grade: the rank of sergeant.

1c. A relative position or degree of value in a graded group.

1d. High or eminent station or position: persons of rank.

2. A row, line, series, or range.

3. A line of soldiers, vehicles, or equipment standing side by side in close order.

4. ranks: A body of people classed together; numbers: joined the ranks of the unemployed.

5. Any of the rows of squares running crosswise to the files on a playing board in chess or checkers.
Wend

v.
1. To proceed on or along; go: wend one's way home.

2. To go one's way; proceed.

3. If capitalized (Wend): A Slavic tribe which once occupied the northern and eastern parts of Germany, of which a small remnant exists.