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Word: lucre

Definition: money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre


More Vocab Words

::: tatter - torn piece of cloth; ADJ. tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed in old torn clothes
::: virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
::: potential - expressing possibility; latent; N: capacity for growth
::: brackish - somewhat saline
::: handsome - large in quantity; generous; Ex. handsome reward
::: exacerbate - worsen; aggravate; embitter
::: disproportion - lack of proportion (between the parts); ADJ. disproportionate
::: ravel - fall apart into tangles; entangle; unravel or untwist
::: marsupial - one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch(pocket of skin or leather); CF. kangaroo, opossum, wombat
::: cede - yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession