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culvert - artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road
nuptial - of marriage or the wedding ceremony; N; nuptials; wedding ceremony
poseur - person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
reputed - supposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem
concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
tawny - brownish yellow
callus - area of thick hard skin
fulcrum - support on which a lever rests or pivots
exacerbate - worsen; aggravate; embitter