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salacious - lascivious; lustful; Ex. salacious monk
pulmonary - pertaining to the lungs
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
eloquence - expressiveness; persuasive speech; ADJ. eloquent: movingly expressive; expressing ideas well so that the hearers can be influeneced
diffuse - wordy; verbose; rambling; spread out (like a gas); V: spread out in all directions; disperse; N. diffusion; CF. suffuse
guile - deceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning; Ex. persuade her by guile
temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
inductive - pertaining to induction or proceeding from the specific to the general
sluggish - lazy; slow; inactive; lethargic; CF. slug: nail with no shell