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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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::: facade - (fa\c{c}ade) front or face (of building); superficial or false appearance
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::: embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
::: usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
::: chalice - goblet; consecrated cup
::: vile - despicable; unpleasant; disgusting; Ex. vile slander
::: countenance - approve; support; tolerate; Ex. countenance his rude behavior; N: face; appearance
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