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conduit - aqueduct; passageway for fluids
plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
sedentary - requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population
assumption - something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume
metaphysical - pertaining to speculative philosophy; of metaphysics; N. metaphysics: branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality
flighty - (esp. of a woman's behavior) capricious; often changing, esp. from one lover to another; impulsive
extraneous - not essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject
avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
voluminous - having great volume (as of a garment or container); bulky; large