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 for Acquired
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Acquire \Ac*quire"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Acquired; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Acquiring.] [L. acquirere, acquisitum; ad + quarere
     to seek for. In OE. was a verb aqueren, fr. the same, through
     OF. aquerre. See Quest..]
     To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own;
     as, to acquire a title, riches, knowledge, skill, good or bad
     habits.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           No virtue is acquired in an instant, but step by step.
                                                    --Barrow.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Descent is the title whereby a man, on the death of his
           ancestor, acquires his estate, by right of
           representation, as his heir at law.      --Blackstone.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: To obtain; gain; attain; procure; win; earn; secure. See
          Obtain.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  acquired \acquired\ adj.
     1. 1 (Biol.) gotten through environmental forces. Contrasted
        with inherited. acquired characteristics cannot be
        passed on noninheritable (vs. inheritable), nonheritable
  
     Syn: nurtural
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  acquired
      adj 1: gotten through environmental forces; "acquired
             characteristics (such as a suntan or a broken nose)
             cannot be passed on"

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