acquirement

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Definition: (noun) An ability that has been acquired by training. Synonyms: skill, accomplishment, attainment, acquisition. Usage: They were consequently much dissatisfied, and ready for any employment in which their talents and acquirements might be turned to better account. Discuss

purlieu

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Definition: (noun) An outer adjacent area of any place. Synonyms: environs. Usage: These skulking visitors would keep about the purlieus of the camp until daylight; when, on the first stir of life among the sleepers, they would scamper off until they reached some rising ground. Discuss