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  • 101 Adulterous — A*dul ter*ous, a. 1. Guilty of, or given to, adultery; pertaining to adultery; illicit. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Characterized by adulteration; spurious. An adulterous mixture. [Obs.] Smollett. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 102 Adultery — A*dul ter*y, n.; pl. {Adulteries}. [L. adulterium. See {Advoutry}.] 1. The unfaithfulness of a married person to the marriage bed; sexual intercourse by a married man with another than his wife, or voluntary sexual intercourse by a married woman… …

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  • 103 Corruption — Cor*rup tion (k?r r?p sh?n), n. [F. corruption, L. corruptio.] 1. The act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction; deterioration. [1913… …

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  • 104 Corruption of blood — Corruption Cor*rup tion (k?r r?p sh?n), n. [F. corruption, L. corruptio.] 1. The act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction;… …

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  • 105 Dash — Dash, n. 1. Violent striking together of two bodies; collision; crash. [1913 Webster] 2. A sudden check; abashment; frustration; ruin; as, his hopes received a dash. [1913 Webster] 3. A slight admixture, infusion, or adulteration; a partial… …

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  • 106 double adultery — Adultery A*dul ter*y, n.; pl. {Adulteries}. [L. adulterium. See {Advoutry}.] 1. The unfaithfulness of a married person to the marriage bed; sexual intercourse by a married man with another than his wife, or voluntary sexual intercourse by a… …

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  • 107 Geropigia — Ger o*pig i*a, n. [Pg. geropiga.] A mixture composed of unfermented grape juice, brandy, sugar, etc., for adulteration of wines. [Written also {jerupigia}.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 108 Impurity — Im*pu ri*ty, n.; pl. Impurities . [L. impuritas: cf. F. impuret[ e].] [1913 Webster] 1. The condition or quality of being impure in any sense; defilement; foulness; adulteration. [1913 Webster] Profaneness, impurity, or scandal, is not wit.… …

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  • 109 jerupigia — Geropigia Ger o*pig i*a, n. [Pg. geropiga.] A mixture composed of unfermented grape juice, brandy, sugar, etc., for adulteration of wines. [Written also {jerupigia}.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 110 Meracious — Me*ra cious, a. [L. meracus, fr. merus pure, inmixed.] Being without mixture or adulteration; hence, strong; racy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 111 Neat — Neat, a. [Compar. {Neater}; superl. {Neatest}.] [OE. nett, F. nett, fr. L. nitidus, fr. nitere to shine. Cf. {Nitid}, {Net}, a., {Natty}.] 1. Free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean; cleanly; tidy. [1913 Webster] If you were to… …

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  • 112 neat line — Neat Neat, a. [Compar. {Neater}; superl. {Neatest}.] [OE. nett, F. nett, fr. L. nitidus, fr. nitere to shine. Cf. {Nitid}, {Net}, a., {Natty}.] 1. Free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean; cleanly; tidy. [1913 Webster] If you were …

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  • 113 Neat work — Neat Neat, a. [Compar. {Neater}; superl. {Neatest}.] [OE. nett, F. nett, fr. L. nitidus, fr. nitere to shine. Cf. {Nitid}, {Net}, a., {Natty}.] 1. Free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean; cleanly; tidy. [1913 Webster] If you were …

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  • 114 Neater — Neat Neat, a. [Compar. {Neater}; superl. {Neatest}.] [OE. nett, F. nett, fr. L. nitidus, fr. nitere to shine. Cf. {Nitid}, {Net}, a., {Natty}.] 1. Free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean; cleanly; tidy. [1913 Webster] If you were …

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  • 115 Neatest — Neat Neat, a. [Compar. {Neater}; superl. {Neatest}.] [OE. nett, F. nett, fr. L. nitidus, fr. nitere to shine. Cf. {Nitid}, {Net}, a., {Natty}.] 1. Free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean; cleanly; tidy. [1913 Webster] If you were …

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  • 116 net — Neat Neat, a. [Compar. {Neater}; superl. {Neatest}.] [OE. nett, F. nett, fr. L. nitidus, fr. nitere to shine. Cf. {Nitid}, {Net}, a., {Natty}.] 1. Free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean; cleanly; tidy. [1913 Webster] If you were …

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  • 117 single adultery — Adultery A*dul ter*y, n.; pl. {Adulteries}. [L. adulterium. See {Advoutry}.] 1. The unfaithfulness of a married person to the marriage bed; sexual intercourse by a married man with another than his wife, or voluntary sexual intercourse by a… …

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  • 118 Sophistication — So*phis ti*ca tion, n. [Cf. LL. sophisticatio, F. sophistication.] The act of sophisticating; adulteration; as, the sophistication of drugs. Boyle. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 119 adulterine — adjective Date: 1542 1. a. marked by adulteration ; spurious b. illegal 2. born of adultery …

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  • 120 sincere — adjective (sincerer; sincerest) Etymology: Middle French, from Latin sincerus whole, pure, genuine, probably from sem one + cerus (akin to Latin crescere to grow) more at same, crescent Date: 1533 1. a. free of dissimulation ; honest < a sincere… …

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