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opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
conservatory - (conservatoire) school of the fine arts (especially music or drama); glass-enclosed area; CF. conservancy
seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
lucre - money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
entice - lure; persuade to do (something wrong); attract; tempt
callow - youthful; immature; inexperienced
adverse - going against; opposing; unfavorable; hostile
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
analogy - similarity; parallelism; comparing two similar things
cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid