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lucre - money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
innuendo - indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo
meander - wind or turn in its course; follow a winding or turning course; move aimlessly and idly
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
freebooter - pirate or plunderer who makes war in order to grow rich
putrefy - make or become putrid; N. putrefaction
withstand - stand up against; resist successfully
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
blasphemy - irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege