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acies (s) (noun) (no pl)
1. In Roman antiquity, a battle array; the front of an army line of battle: In the adventure book Jack was reading, the soldiers were formed in an acies before marching ahead.
2. The keen attention or aim of the eye, ear, etc. when fully directed towards any object: Mary's complete acies was fixed toward the road to catch sight of, or hear the sound of the oncoming bus in order not to miss it!
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(Latin: a sharp edge or point; mental acuity, sharpness of vision)