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Word: prurient

Definition: having or causing lustful desires and thoughts; arousing immoderate sexual desire


Sentences Containing 'prurient'

--ah if poor, sick, prurient humanity in cities might really know you once more!
Courtland Milloy, of "The Washington Post" said "Precious" was "a film of prurient interest that has about as much redeeming social value as a porn flick."

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::: desperado - reckless, desperate outlaw
::: egress - exit; opening for going out; act of going out; OP. ingress
::: indigenous - native; Ex. plant indigenous to the New World
::: tenancy - possession of land or building by rent; period of a tenant's occupancy
::: subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
::: contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
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