GRE Word List

CISTERN

an artificial reservoir (such as an underground tank) for storing liquids and especially water (such as rainwater)

The meaning of the word cistern is an artificial reservoir (such as an underground tank) for storing liquids and especially water (such as rainwater).

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exhilaratingcausing strong feelings of happy excitement and elation : thrilling
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