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lubricate - apply a lubricant to; N. lubricant: substance that reduces friction
erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
avarice - greediness for wealth
blasphemy - irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
lassitude - languor; weariness; listlessness
mulct - defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy
sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
requite - make return for; repay; reciprocate; revenge; N. requittal
novelty - something new; newness; ADJ. novel: new; original