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illicit - illegal
scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
laggard - slow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler
exploit - brave and successful act; deed or action, particularly a brave deed; CF. crossing the Atlantic ocean
mendicant - beggar; ADJ: living as a beggar
corrode - destroy or wear away gradually by chemical action (over a long period)
obese - excessively fat; N. obesity
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
lubricate - apply a lubricant to; N. lubricant: substance that reduces friction
lament - grieve; express sorrow; N. lamentation