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antediluvian - antiquated; extremely ancient
culvert - artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road
levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
insurmountable - overwhelming; unbeatable; insuperable
attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
extrude - force or push out; thrust out; shape (plastic or metal) by forcing through a die
germinate - cause to sprout; sprout
apparent - evident; easily seen or understood; appearing as such; Ex. apparent improvement