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carnal - fleshly; sensual; concerning the desires of the body
primogeniture - seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)
purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
pungent - stinging; acrid; sharp in taste or smell; (of speech or writing) caustic; N. pungency
philistine - narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine; OP. aesthete
haunt - (of a spirit) visit (a place); come to mind continually; visit (a place) regularly; frequent; Ex. haunted house; Ex. haunted by his last words; N: place much frequented
formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
endearment - fond word or act; expression of affection
spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
aerie - (aery,eyrie,eyry) nest of a large bird of prey