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Word: lucre

Definition: money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre


More Vocab Words

::: consonant - harmonious; in agreement; N.
::: undermine - weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath
::: expatriate - exile; someone who has withdrawn from his native land; V: exile; banish; leave one's country
::: scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
::: painstaking - taking pains; showing hard work; taking great care; very careful and through
::: seedy - run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
::: saga - Scandinavian myth; any legend; long heroic narrative
::: solstice - point or time at which the sun is farthest from the equator
::: woeful - sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions
::: metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer