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Lascivious

Arousing sexual desire

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Lechery

Unrestrained indulgence in sexual activity

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Mar

To spoil or detract

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Mettle

Strength of character; inherent temperament

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Mitigate

To lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

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Mountebank

Somebody who deceives other people

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Mutiny

Open rebellion against constituted authority

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Nuptial

Relating to marriage/mating of animals

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Obsequious

Excessively eager to please or obey

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Palpable

Capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt

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Paragon

Example of excellence

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Peevish

Irritable

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Penitent

Feel regret for sin

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Propriety

Correct or appropriate behavior

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Perdition

Punishment in hell

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Pernicious

Causing serious harm or death

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Procure

Acquire

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Rapier

Sword with a long slender blade

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Requite

Pay back

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Ruminate

Go over incessantly

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Satiety

State or overindulgence

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Sordidness

Unworthiness by virtue of lacking higher values

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Strumpet

Harlot, prostitute, whore

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Subjugate

Make subservient; force to submit or subdue

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Timorous

Showing fear or hesitancy

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Traduce

Say critical or disparaging things

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Upbraid

To criticize or scold in a harsh manner

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Verve

An energetic style

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Virtuosity

Technical skill, fluency or style

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Voluble

Talking easily and at length