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1: Salacious | (adj) lustful or lecherous; obscene, grossly indecent | Sounds like Delicious. When not referring to food, anything described as delicious is typically obscene.

2: (v) to convert (another part of speech) into a noun EX: changing the adjective lowly into the lowly or the verb legalize into legalization. | From Latin Nomen, name ali-, another and -tion, state of | Nominalization

3: Diatribe | (n) A forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone or something. | Sounds like 'Die Tribe'. In the old west, people became irritated with Native Americans because they were on land the settlers wanted. Screaming things like 'Die Tribe' and firing their weapons at them. In the end many Natives indeed lost their lives to these people.

4: Munificence | (n) having the quality of great generosity | From Latin munus, gift and facio, to do or make

5: Maxim | (n) a general truth, fundamental principle or rule of conduct | From Latin maximus, great (because rules are great, aren't they?)

6: Ennui | (n) a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from a lack of satisfaction or interest; boredom | From Old French enui, displeasure

7: Neurotic | (adj) of or pertaining to a functional disorder in which feelings of anxiety, obsessional thoughts, compulsive acts, and physical complaints without objective evidence of disease, in various degrees and patterns, dominate the personality. | Term coined by physician William Cullen from Greek neuron nerve and Latin -osis "abnormal condition."

8: Lush | (n) a heavy drinker, and especially a habitual one | From Old French lasche, lazy.

9: Habergeon | (n) a light sleeveless coat of mail worn in the 14th century: armor

10: Pique | 1. to excite (interest, curiosity, etc.) 2. to arouse an emotion or provoke to action | From Old French, from piquer, to prick.

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