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conduit - aqueduct; passageway for fluids
clime - climate
detonation - explosion
gruff - rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
militia - army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers
conjure - cause to appear by magic; summon (a devil or a spirit) by magical power; practice magic (esp. by very quick movement of the hands); evoke; conjure up: bring into the mind; Ex. The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.
holocaust - destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust
mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
jaundiced - yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye
implausible - unlikely (to be true); unbelievable; Ex. implausible alibi