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wit

1. the talent or quality of using unexpected associations between contrasting or disparate words or ideas to make a clever humorous effect
2. speech or writing showing this quality
3. a person possessing, showing, or noted for such an ability, esp in repartee
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The first WITs received sixteen days of training at Fort Gordon, Georgia in 2004 and immediately deployed to Iraq.
The phrase also makes for a fitting description of the English Wits. For in the course of examining the complex experiments with, and productions of wit during the period, O'Callaghan opens a space for scholars to further explore the ways in which literary texts correspond with the physical and social localities in which they were first produced.
The WITS 3 incorporates local telecomms services and products for federal agencies in the National Capital Region (NCR), which includes Washington and parts of its Maryland and Virginia suburbs.
To minimize impact on users, we made only minor changes to the old Web request form that library staff used to send messages to the WITs. In addition to the required information about the request and the requestor, we added a dropdown menu for type of request and also automatically generated a report date and time.
Perhaps the biggest irony of Wits as an institution considering its historic stance against apartheid is its own `ethnic' nature.
New applicants or past recipients of the WITS are encouraged to submit their applications before the applicable period expires.
Applications for the WITS '16 Destination Contest open 18 June and close on 1 September, 2015.
These issues will be debated by Professor Helen Rees, Executive Director of the Wits Institute for Sexual and Reproductive Health, HIV and Related Diseases, Professor in the Wits Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Honorary Professor in the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Professor Lynn Morris, Head of the AIDS Unit, Division of Virology and Communicable Disease Surveillance, National Institute for Communicable Diseases and Research Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Wits.
With The Sociable Companions: Or The Female Wits, she lays both charges to rest.
Approximately 180 attendees (98% of which were women) joined WITS '14 this past March in Chicago, Illinois.
Professor Ian Couper, Director of the Wits Centre for Rural Health, was awarded one of seven Special Awards for Outstanding Health Professional Educators at the closing ceremony of the annual Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC), held in Pattaya, Thailand.