Adhesion: Like attracts like
Cohesion: Like attracts unlike
Hydrogen bonding: Weak spontaneous bonds
High specific heat: It takes a lot of heat to raise the temperature
Expands when frozen: Related to hydrogen bonding and the structure of water.
Universal solvent: Dissolves nearly everything (except for non-polar solutions)
Surface tension: Difficult to break the surface
Capillary action: Climbs up a stalk against gravity on its own
Transparency: See through. Also tinted blue.
Neutral pH: Neither acidic or basic.