Ranks, Ranked

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  1. Insubordination.
  2. Taxi.
  3. vegetal abundance.
  4. “_ and file” (chess).
  5. “in the front_” meaning excellent ie: first in battle therefore actually bad.
  6. "_ on." According to the McGraw Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs, a verb meaning to gossip meanly. Eg: “Tom keeps ranking on Jennifer, and she is really mad about it.”
  7. “of the first _.”
  8. Rank theory of depression, the idea in evolutionary science that depression is an adaptive response that helps human beings cope with to a loss of status—one's rank—while signaling to others that the defeated individual does not wish to compete.
  9. military.