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Word: lucre

Definition: money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre


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::: lottery - contest in which winners are selected in a drawing of lots
::: immolate - offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)
::: nocturnal - done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne
::: didactic - (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism
::: necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
::: deify - turn into a god; make a god of; idolize; Ex. Kings were deified; CF. deity
::: arduous - hard; strenuous; Ex. arduous work
::: attribute - essential quality; V: ascribe; explain
::: roseate - rosy; optimistic; Ex. roseate views
::: gamut - entire range